Posted by Fenil Seta
MUMBAI MIRROR (July 18, 2017)
Buzz is, Ranbir Kapoor and Mahira Khan have struck up a close friendship. Seems the 34-year-old actor and the 32-year-old actress (who got divorced from her husband, Ali Askari, a couple of years ago and is mother to a young boy) were introduced by common friends from the film industry and took a shine to each other almost immediately.
Of course, Mahira, whose Bollywood debut, Raees, with Shah Rukh Khan released on January 25, hasn’t been to India after the ban on Pakistani actors. She wasn’t even a part of the publicity campaign that led up to the release of the film and was reportedly a bit cut up about it, making her displeasure evident in some interviews to foreign news agencies.
According to a source, Ranbir and Mahira met during one of their trips abroad and got along like a house on fire. “They have stayed in touch ever since,” adds the source.
The actress who is very popular in Pakistani films and television serials, had wanted to do more movies in Bollywood, but with the ban on Pakistani artistes firmly in place, the desire may remain a pipe dream. For now, she will have to be content with having a good friend in Bollywood.