New Delhi: Actress Mahira Khan, who will be soon seen on Indian television with her hit Pakistani drama 'Humsafar', has denied that she will make her Bollywood debut opposite actor Ranveer Singh.
The 30-year-old actress said she has been offered Bollywood films but she has not signed anything so far. "This is not true, I am not doing any Bollywood film. I don't know from where such rumours have surfaced. In fact, a lot of things keep getting written and shared online and I am upset about it. Offers come but there hasn't been an exciting role yet," Mahira said.
The actress says she would like to follow on the footsteps of her 'Humsafar' co-star and close friend Fawad Khan and work in India.
"Actors love to do good work irrespective of country and borders. I would definitely like to work in India. It is just that I am quite picky when it comes to roles." Mahira, while lauding Fawad's debut in Bollywood with 'Khoobsurat', says she is proud of him and is ecstatic that he has earned a fan following for himself in India.
"I am so happy for him. I have seen all his promos and they bring a smile on my face, every time I watch them. Fawad has handled things so well in India. He was not used to too many interviews here in Pakistan but now he gives so many in a day and he does it excellently.
"He is honest to who he is. He has not changed himself for his work in a new territory and that is why he is loved so much in India," Mahira said.
Mahira says she finds it unbelievable that her TV drama 'Humsafar' has generated excitement before going on air. "When it aired in Pakistan, there was no hype. All the craze started after it got released but I have been told that people are waiting for the drama. I am surprised this is a new feeling for me.
"I just hope it lives up to the hype. Sometimes I feel like saying, 'please don't be that excited... Let it come first'. I am really grateful to fans though," said Mahira, who plays Khirad Ehsan, a middle-class girl with a loving heart and strong sense of self-esteem in the drama.
'Humsafar', which is a story about trials and tribulations of Khirad is also remembered for the crackling chemistry between Fawad and Mahira.
When asked about it, the actress said they trusted each other immensely as actors. "Our friendship is a recent one. We have now grown close. At that time we were not friends but we had a certain comfort level and both of us trusted each other as actors," said the actress, who calls Fawad her favourite hero.
Mahira also says she was stunned by the response of fans towards their chemistry and it somewhere stopped them from befriending each other earlier. While recalling fans' madness for the on-screen couple, she says, "People went so crazy that they wanted us to get married and have kids. We both were shocked."