Junaid Khan’s Stellar Debut in Maharaj: Nupur Shikhare Reviews

Aamir Khan’s elder son, Junaid Khan, made his remarkable debut with the OTT movie Maharaj, released on Netflix on June 21. Directed by Siddharth P Malhotra, the film is based on the Maharaj Libel Case of 1862. Junaid’s portrayal of Karsandas Mulji, a journalist and social reformer of India, has garnered immense praise from both audiences and critics. The film’s reception has been overwhelmingly positive, highlighting the untold story of an “unsung hero” and a significant historical chapter.

Nupur Shikhare Praises Junaid Khan’s Performance

Among the admirers of Junaid’s performance is his brother-in-law, Nupur Shikhare, who heaped praise on him. Nupur, husband of Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan, shared his thoughts when asked by the paparazzi. He enthusiastically mentioned in Marathi, “Mala avadli, of course,” translating to “I liked it, of course.” This endorsement from a close family member adds a personal touch to the film’s success.

Nupur’s praise wasn’t limited to just words. His genuine appreciation for Junaid’s dedication and portrayal of Karsandas Mulji reflects the hard work and effort put into the role. Junaid’s ability to embody the character and bring authenticity to his performance was evident and appreciated by those who watched the film.

Junaid Khan on His Role and Film’s Impact

In an exclusive interview with Pinkvilla, Junaid Khan and director Siddharth P Malhotra discussed the film and the experience of bringing Karsandas Mulji’s story to life. Junaid emphasized the uniqueness of playing a historical figure whose personality isn’t widely known. He relied heavily on Mulji’s writings and articles to understand and portray his character accurately.

Junaid expressed his excitement about delving into the writings of Karsandas Mulji, including his work for Dadabhai Naoroji’s newspaper, Rast Goftar. He praised the co-writers, Vipul Mehta and Sneha Desai, for their incredible job in creating a powerful and impactful character based on historical writings. This meticulous approach helped Junaid bring depth and authenticity to his portrayal, making it a standout performance.

Junaid Khan’s debut in Maharaj has marked a significant milestone in his career, with praise from family members like Nupur Shikhare adding a personal touch to the film’s success. The movie not only highlights an important historical chapter but also showcases Junaid’s talent and dedication to his craft. As the film continues to receive accolades, Junaid Khan’s future in the industry looks promising.


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