Mahira Khan to star in Pakistani adaptation of ‘Pakeezah’

Mahira Khan has been cast to take Meena Kumari’s role in a Pakistani adaptation of the popular 1972 film Pakeezah.

Hamid Hussain has agreed to produce the movie, and his production company Action Consultancy, which is based in the United Arab Emirates, is providing funding for the endeavor.

Mahira Khan will be playing Kumari, according to media reports. In addition to the Raees actor, several well-known people are being considered for the future film.

The reports citing a source disclosed, “Mahira is on board, but she is just one of several stars we are striving for in the remake of this epic. More well-known artists are reportedly in talks to appear in the movie.”

Leading South Asian actors are managed by Action Consultancy, including Humayun Saeed from The Crown, Ahad Raza Mir from Resident Evil, and Sajal Aly, who played Maymouna in Jemima Goldsmith’s What’s Love Got to Do With It?

The company recently broadened its scope by foraying into the funding of foreign content and packaging of movies and television shows.

Pakeezah was regarded as one of the most expensive movies produced in the 1970s. The project, which cost between INR12.5 million (US$160,000) and INR15 million (US$190,000), was finished and released on February 4, 1972.

Khan is still in amazement over the popularity of her most recent film, The Legend of Maula Jatt. She will also be paired with Fawad Khan in the upcoming movie Neelofar.