Pakistani actress Nadia Jamil rejected lead role against Shah Rukh Khan in Bollywood movie
ISLAMABAD - Pakistani veteran actress Nadia Jamil has revealed in a recent interview that she was offered Rani Mukerji’s role opposite Shah Rukh Khan in ‘Veer Zaara’ but she chose parenthood over her career.
Bollywood iconic director Yash Chopra, offered Nadia Bollywood actress Rani’s role in the cult film ‘Veer Zaara’. The film was originally planned with SRK, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Nadia Jamil as the lead trio, but later Preity Zinta and Rani replaced them.
Nadia revealed on ‘Rewind With Samina Peerzada’ that she was in talks for the film but couldn’t do it as she was expecting her first child and she put her family as priority. Nadia also said that she still doesn’t regret her decision of not doing the film despite the role being very pivotal and strong in the narrative. Even after losing the role, she said she has made lifelong friendship with Yash Chopra and his family.
Nadia in the same interview also spoke about the struggle she has done to make a mark in Pakistan entertainment industry.
Although Nadia’s appearance marked a special milestone for the show as it was the 100th episode, but soon after the show went on-air, she called out the sponsors associated with the show. She wrote on her social media, “Although I have a deep respect for Samina Peerzada and love her a lot, I want to publicly distance myself from the heinously racist and demoralising brand fair and lovely”.
She had no idea who the sponsors were before she went to record the interview. She further wrote, “I cannot and do not endorse the need for any woman to lighten her skin to look more attractive”.