Verna actress Mahira Khan has recently been honoured with the Contribution to Film and Activism Award at the 20th annual UK Asian Film Festival London.

Clad in Elan sari, the Raees star looked breath-taking gorgeous at the event. The actress gave a short speech after getting an award and dedicated it to her son, Azlan.

“Thank you, I’m going to keep it short. Yes like you said, your son told you that you should mention him and I always ask my son, ‘What do you think I should say, should I thank you?’ He’d say, ‘Please, don’t thank me.’ So I hope someone’s recording this. This one’s for you Azlan.”

Reportedly the actress also conducted a special segment with fans, ‘Mahira Khan in conversation with Noreen Khan,’ which took place today.  During the session she also spoke about achieving two of her childhood dreams.

“I had two dreams when I was growing up. One, I wanted to get married. I was 10 years old and I was like shaadi karni hai (I want to get married), because I had seen all our cousins and I was like this is a lot of fun. And my second wish was mujhay Shah Rukh Khan kay saath film karni hai (I want to do a film with SRK),” she said.

The actor’s film Verna will be screened at the fest today. During her activities at the festival, the actress also London premiere of Aamina Sheikh, Sanam Saeed and Adnan Malik starrer, Cake, which is slated to release on March 30 in Pakistan.

The UK Asian Film Festival will be celebrating 20 years of championing independent South Asian cinema by hosting a 12-day season of film screenings and events at venues across Edinburgh, Manchester, Leicester and London.