Words matter. These are the best Mahira Khan Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
‘Humsafar’ was the show that made me popular.
I was a dreamer, and I still am one.
Money is not a driving force for me when it comes to my passion: that is, dramas and films.
People have asked me about what it’s like to work in Pakistan and abroad. It’s such a healthy cultural exchange.
The price of wisdom is innocence. So, I have definitely become wiser but sadly a little less innocent.
I work with the same dedication and zeal in all my projects, but ‘Raees’ is very special.
I have grown up watching Bollywood films, watching Shah Rukh Khan’s films. I am happy that I worked with him.
I have dealt with criticism from my first drama, and I think that is a part of our profession. It brings me down but definitely pushes me to do better.
I am human. I make mistakes.
Now I’ve come to a place where I believe that anger doesn’t really make me a better actor.
I love commercial cinema.
If I have to choose between a Bollywood film and Pakistan film, it may sound cliched, but I will go with the script first. And if both the scripts are equally good, then I will choose a Pakistan film.
The success of ‘Humsafar’ comes with an added responsibility that whatever I do next has to be as good if not better, and I also don’t want to miss out on my son’s growing up years.
When you put so much effort and hard work in a project, you wish to see the results.
If my co-actor shines, it means I have shone as well and vice versa.
When I read my interviews, I feel, is it me? I constantly wonder if someone will get hurt if I say this or that. It is unfortunate that I am scared to say what I feel.
No matter how tough my life was, I was always looking up at the sky and wishing for good things.
I want to be able to bring out stories like ‘Verna,’ as well as stories which are of the modern and new generation like ‘Ho Mann Jahaan,’ which is a film I did of the youth of Pakistan.
I’ve always been sensitive and over-emotional.
I loved ‘Highway.’ It was amazing. I have watched Imtiaz Ali’s other films, too, and he is one of my favourite Bollywood directors, besides Vishal Bhardwaj and Mani Ratnam.
I don’t want to be close to politics.
Like every woman, I do have a #MeToo story, but if somebody wants to share something personal, they should do it when they want to, not because there is a movement or someone else is talking about it.
Since the Indian film industry is one of the oldest, and I have grown up admiring all the movies, especially the classics starring Guru Dutt, I would love to work here.
Good films with great content is what I dream about.
When ‘Humsafar’ did well, every single person associated with it shined. Its DoP [Director of Photography], Shehzad Kashmiri, went on to become a huge director. So, a good and successful project just blesses everybody.
I believe in one thing, and that is content, because if your content is strong, the film will surely be hit at the box office.
It doesn’t matter how I conduct myself or what I wear or how I speak or where I sit or what I do. That does not allow anybody to harass me.
I just want to do the best work wherever I go. It could be here in Pakistan or India or anywhere else.
As many have said before me, artists are creative people who can’t be dragged into the politics of nations. I have always made a concerted effort to maintain this standard for myself.
Once I did a film like ‘Verna,’ which was emotionally draining, I knew I needed to do something lighter and entertaining.
I honestly didn’t know how well Bin Roye would fare with audiences. I couldn’t be indifferent while watching it. I kept seeing tiny nuances that I could have changed with my role.
I have been lucky with the people that I’ve worked with – and I have worked with very few people.
Your life could be falling apart, but for your audience, you have to put up a show.
My first priority is my child.
The Lux girl is every girl as far as I’m concerned. She can be shy, confident, boisterous, elegant, or clumsy.
On-screen wardrobes are important. They help create an overall aura, and with local productions being viewed all around the globe, they represent our aesthetics to the world.
The fact is I’ve always been such a big Bollywood fan, from the time I was very young. I remember I’d watch new Bollywood films every Thursday night on a video cassette.
I like watching a ‘Ram Leela.’ I like my dance and song.
I’ve given ‘Bin Roye’ everything, and I’m hoping that people enjoy something different coming from Pakistani cinema.
I know it’s easy to say the box-office numbers doesn’t matter, but the reality is it actually does.
I have a lot of respect for actors who do comedy. They do it naturally.
I was dreaming of wearing a sari and dancing like Madhuri Dixit. I also used to dream of working with Shah Rukh Khan. I did nothing to make it happen. I only dreamed and believed in my dreams.
Empowering women with better education, being sensitive towards their wellbeing, health, happiness, ensuring equal opportunities, and respecting their rights will go a long way in transforming Pakistan.
It is a big thing to work in a foreign film.
How much money I demand – or don’t demand – is my prerogative as an actor. However, when it comes to commercials, my outlook is different. And in that area, I do try to set certain standards, financially or otherwise.
I will work in films based on quality productions and significant characters.
I do feel it’s tougher to make a comic scene work than performing an intense scene, for example.
The most vital thing for an actor to deliver a great performance is to be honest to the role he or she is playing.
Failure is knowledge, and knowledge is success.
After ‘Raees,’ I used to wonder how I’d feel working on another film and to do this and still enjoy it – I know now I like acting; I enjoy it.
I actually never wanted to be a VJ. Never. It just so happened that I became a VJ, and I was actually kind of like, ‘I don’t want to be a VJ. I want to be in the movies.’ So yeah, I always wanted to be an actor.
I want every single person to like my work.
Life is such a beautiful thing. When you sit for a moment during the day and live that particular moment, everything seems perfect.
We cannot base our judgment on binaries such as a person’s gender.
My directors are always more confident about me doing a role than I am.
If it were up to me, I would wear a peshwas and a gharara everywhere.
I don’t even have time to buy clothes.
I romanticise every moment of my life, and that is why I have fallen in love with life.
Bollywood was never really the aim, actually. I mean, sure, you could argue that I could have done more films there; for sure, I could have.
It’s very hard for an artist to negotiate their fees. My job is to act; my manager’s job should be to handle the business side of it.
‘Humsafar’ is addictive; it’s a good nasha to have. I remember, when the show was on here in Pakistan, my friends would keep asking me what’s going to happen next. And those who didn’t see it when it was aired the first time watched all episodes back-to-back because they found it very gripping.
I would definitely like to work in India. It is just that I am quite picky when it comes to roles.
Actors love to do good work irrespective of country and borders.
I don’t think that I can tell any story better than the story of my own country, than the stories of my own countrymen.
Art connects everyone.
Only a good actor has an edge over a weak actor. A hardworking actor has an edge over a lazy actor. Nationality has nothing to do with it.