As the first official trailer of Shah Rukh Khan starrer “Raees” released few days, the fans of the super star can’t just get hold of it already and they are waiting with bathed breath to see their favorite star as Raees Alam on 25th January, 2017.
Through a source we got to speak to the director of “Raees”, Rahul Dholakia who previously made the hard-hitting film on Godhra riots, “Parzania”, which even won the National Award. Says the director “When we were writing the script of “Raees”, I could not thing of anyone apart from Shah Rukh Khan playing the role of Raees Alam. In fact, after the filming got over, I realized that the character was tailor made for Shah Rukh and he was simply brilliant in that role“.
Rahul further adds “When I went to narrate the script, Shah Rukh was on his way to attend an awards function and spared only 10 minutes. However took more than 45 minutes even before the interval stage. He was so hooked to the story that he wanted to know the end. That’s when he agreed to do the film. Once he wears the pathani suit, surma and spectacle, he is transformed into the character of Raees Alam. In fact, whenever SRK was in his Raees avatar on set, people would get intimidated by him.”Raees” will be clashing with Hrithik Roshan’s “Kaabil” which will be an acid test for these superstars as their previous films tanked at the box office. Shah Rukh Khan desperately needs a hit big time. His previous films “Dilwale” disappointed while “Fan” was a commercial flop.
“Raees” talks about the story of a bootlegger which also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Pakistani Actress Mahira Khan.
– Ketan Gupta