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The Pakistani actress Mahira Khan stated that she got the warmest hug from the Bollywood diva Aishwarya Rai Bachchan when they met at the Cannes Film Festival. She revealed this when an Indian publication asked Mahira Khan about her meet-up with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
“Aishwarya Rai just came and gave me a long hug. I told her that this was the warmest hug I have gotten in a while,” Mahira said. In response to Mahira Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan said: ” that was really sweet.”
Mahira Khan added that the two talked about their children – Arahaya Bachchan and Azlan Askari. Aishwarya Rai revealed that her son was accompanying her at Cannes Film Festival.
She portrayed hope and empathy towards the cooperation of both countries by adding “I hope one day you don’t have to ask me this question,”
She was asked about the differences she felt between in India and Pakistan and how to counter all the obstacles for the collaboration of the two film industries that exist on both sides of the border.
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Mahira Khan, in a candid response, said that she does not have any idea at the moment about how to lessen the distance between the two film industries but she recognized there exists more similarities than differences.
Mahira said, “I don’t know how we can. I used to think and I still think that whatever differences are created via history and politics, whatever that may be, I think art lessens those differences.”Through art, we start seeing that we are much more similar than we are different. Because we are,” she said.
Mahira Khan mentioned that both of the countries share similar languages and cultures.”When we speak, it appears to be in the same language, the same thing, and in fact, globally when we travel to places like this, the biggest thing you learn is that we are very similar.”
She revealed this when an Indian publication asked Mahira Khan about her meet-up with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
She added that international festivals are wonderful opportunities for the actors, from both sides of the borders, to socialize. She hopes that one day the music and film industries will collaborate.
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“Places like these, festivals like these, films, music, I think we all need to still try to collaborate, but of course India, Pakistan is India, Pakistan,” she said. She portrayed hope and empathy towards the cooperation of both countries by adding “I hope one day you don’t have to ask me this question,”