Sanam Saeed was offered Raees against SRK, Mahira was second choice
Everyone knows that Pakistani actress Mahira Khan is going to make her big Bollywood debut against Shahrukh Khan, who is known as the king of Bollywood but hardly a few know that she was not the first choice. The filmmakers initially offered Sanam Saeed, another Pakistani actress, the lead actress role in Raees, but unfortunately, she was unable to go for the auditions because of her wedding. The actress said that she did not regret about it because the role was offered to another Pakistani actress.
Sanam Saeed revealed that news in an interview to The News Instep in UAE during Masala Awards, which were held on November 5, 2015. Mahira Khan received best Actress Award in Masala Awards for her role in Pakistani movie Bin Roye.
Sanam Saeed and Fawad Khan’s drama serial Zindagi Gulzar Hai was aired in India on Zee Zindagi before Humsafar and received huge success. Sanam Saeed played a very powerful role in the drama, which must be that reason that she was offered a movie against Shahrukh Khan.
Mahira Khan and Shahrukh Khan have recorded the first phase of the movie in Mumbai a few months ago. Mahira was a little nervous during shoot but SRK praised her skill and in a reply to her tweet, he even said that they will look good in Raees.