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Mahira Khan to fill Meena Kumari’s shoes in Pakistani remake of ‘Pakeezah.’

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It was recently shared that Sajal Aly is all set to star as Umrao Jaan in an eight-part adaptation of Mirza Hadi Ruswa’s 1899 novel. Now, a remake of another classic is in the works, The Republic policy has learned.
Mahira Khan has been roped in to fill the shoes of Meena Kumari in a Pakistani remake of the 1972 blockbuster, Pakeezah. The film is set to be produced by Hamid Hussain and his UAE-based production house, Action Consultancy, bank-rolling the project. Sources close to the production team have confirmed that Khan will be essaying the role of Kumari. Apart from the Raees star, many prominent names are in consideration for the upcoming project.
The source revealed, “Mahira is onboard, but she is one of many stars we aim for in this epic’s remake. Some more famous artists are in talks to be roped in the film.”
Action Consultancy manages leading stars from South Asia, including Humayun Saeed, who featured in The Crown and Ahad Raza Mir, who was in Resident Evil, including Aly, who is all set to star as Maymouna in Jemima Goldsmith’s What’s Love Got To Do With It?. The agency has recently expanded its portfolio and ventured into financing international content and packaging films and series.

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