Nadia Jamil Was the first Choice for Rani Mukherjee role in ‘Veer Zaara’

Shah Rukh Khan, driving high on the imperative acclaim that he obtained for his stupendous performance as a dwarf in Zero, is one of the biggest superstars in the world. Especially his recognition and his fan base are significant in the subcontinent, actresses and actors dream of working with him.

Mahira Khan managed an unparalleled feat through being the first Pakistani actress to pair contrary Shah Rukh Khan as a solo leading lady in the 100 crore grosser movie, Raees. Mahira garnered acclaim for her role of Asia in the movie and her track Zaalima grew to become an instantaneous chartbuster. However, she is now not the first Pakistani actress to be offered a leading position opposite King Khan.

Nadia Jamil is a force to be reckoned with in the amusement industry, a very instrumental character in the revival of cutting-edge theatre in Pakistan. Nadia has conquered the Television screens with her performance in profitable dramas such as Raat Chali Hai Jhoom Ke, Meri Jaan and her Blockbuster Telefilm Behadd opposite Fawad Khan.

Nadia refused this as soon as in a lifetime opportunity and prioritized motherhood which is commendable and very brave of her. Yash Chopra and Nadia additionally met very often to talk about the movie and the possibilities of Nadia venturing into the project.

Nadia told on Rewind With Samina Peerzada that she used to be in talks for the film with Yash Chopra however couldn’t do the film as she had to take care of her child. The talks even went on till her son became 2 months of age.


Nadia says that she still stands by her selection of not doing the movie no matter the function being very pivotal and strong in the narrative. The role was once that of a Pakistani lawyer who helps the protagonist with his case. Although, she lost out on the film but made lifelong friendship with Yash Chopra and his family. She holds them very dear to herself.

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