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Iman Ali once ‘refused’ to work with Shah Rukh Khan in Bollywood movie

Iman Ali is a sophisticated name in Pakistan’s film and drama industry. She made her place in Lollywood with her charming looks, her attractive personality and of course, her great talent which we could see in many of her songs and her movie Khuda Kay Liye.

It is her delightful and appealing personality that has made her top model and she is popular among the masses in Pakistan as well as India and other countries. Iman Ali is the most in-demand ladies in the showbiz industry and is on the wish list of many directors who are keen to take her on board for their next projects.

Recently, Iman appeared on a TV show Say It All With Iffat Omer where she spoke about her career, her choice of work, the offers she gets to work in movies and much more. The actor revealed that she was approached by a Bollywood director to work in a movie opposite to Shah Rukh Khan.

During the interview, Iffat asked Iman if that was true that she was the first choice for Shah Rukh Khan starrer Raees, to which she replied:

“Yes, that’s true. The makers of Raees wanted me to work in the movie. I had no objection at all as this could be a good chance for me to showcase my skills in Bollywood.”

Iman Ali

When asked what happened next and why she was not in the movie, Iman Ali said:

“There is a general impression by Indian directors that whoever Pakistani actor they will offer a role, would blindly say yes without making any argument or any demand. So, when I was offered the female lead in Raees, maybe I was supposed to say yes. However, I asked the director to provide me the script of the movie first and I will let him know after reading it. That’s when things went wrong. It would seem that the director couldn’t fathom the idea of a Pakistani actress asking questions instead of blindly saying ‘yes’.”

Written by Mohsin Soomro

A dreamer and a go-getter, this is how I would define myself. With seven- plus years of experience in Journalism, I have worked with various publications in print and online. With an inclination towards photography, it is my dream to go on around the world tour someday and capture the beauty of nature through my lens. You can write to me at mohsinsoomro10[@] gmail (dot) com)

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