Pakistani actress Mahira Khan who started her new innings in Bollywood, is already an established actress in Pakistan. She is called as superstar there.
She started her career as VJ. She has worked with MTV Pakistan and Aag TV as VJ before moving on to her acting career. Her first break in the film industry came with the critically acclaimed film Bol.
She is most popular for her character Khirad Ihsan opposite Fawad Khan in Humsafar. She became an overnight star and a household name, as the drama serial established her as a leading actress of Pakistan After this, she worked in many Pakistani serials.
Here in India she surely do not yet have any specific identity, but do you know how much this actress charges for per TV episode in Pakistan?
2 years ago, no one knows that who is Mahira. She is one of the top actress of Pakistan, but her name is not heard in India by anyone.
She got fame for playing the role of Khirad Ehsan, a middle-class girl who marries with her wealthy cousin in the 2011 television blockbuster Humsafar opposite Fawad Afzal Khan. The drama series was also aired on Zindagi (TV channel) and was successful in India.
Now, she got her first break in bollywood through Shah Rukh Khan starrer Raees.
According to Pakisani media, Mahira Khan and Fawad Khan are one of the highest paid actors in Pakistan. Mahira charges Rs 3 lakh for an episode.
In Pakistan, one show carries 25 episodes. It means, Mahira takes Rs 75 for a serial. Apart from serials, she also did some commercials. If reports are to be believed, she charges Rs 60-70 lakh for a commercial.
Now, after knowing this, we can only say that she is ahead of many Bollywood stars. And, she surely took a thick amount for ‘Raees’ also.