Raees trailer is being celebrated across India, but Pakistan has something to celebrate too

Published: December 7, 2016
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The trailer of the much-anticipated Shah Rukh and Mahira Khan starrer Raees is finally out and it has genius written all over it.

Putting all speculation to rest regarding a cut in her scenes following escalating India-Pakistan tensions, the trailer shows Mahira Khan in all her glory making Pakistan proud once again.

The trailer gives Mahira ample screen time and as an Indian journalist aptly stated she’s the “surprise package.” A romantic scene in the trailer between Mahira and King Khan may need to be watched again and again to make her Pakistani fans believe this is really happening.

Shah Rukh-Mahira’s Raees sends fans into a frenzy

The actor is playing the role of SRK’s love interest in the Rahul Dholakia directorial which marks her Bollywood debut while King Khan is playing the role of a Gujarati bootlegger, Raees Alam.

The two minute 46 second long trailer is packed with action and shows SRK in a never-seen-before avatar as he breaks away from his usual romantic roles. SRK’s action scenes will leave you on the edge of your seat and wanting for more.

Looking like a true gangster in a refreshing change from his romantic avatars, the King of Bollywood displays immense energy as he takes on opponents in the trailer.

It also shows a glimpse of Sunny Leone towards the end. Leone is reportedly doing an item song in the movie, which will be a reprise of the popular ’80s song Laila O Laila.

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Watch the trailer here:

On Tuesday, SRK shared a new poster of the film leaving fans in frenzy. The poster unveiled SRK’s gangster look with kohl rimmed eyes and combed hair.

Directed by Rahul Dholakia, Raees is scheduled to release on January 26 next year. The film also features Raman Raghav 2.0 star Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a supporting role.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Dec 7, 2016 - 1:17PM

    Will the makers of Raees be asked to apologies or make some contribution to some charity cause as they have taken Pak actors ? like they did to KJo ?Recommend

  • vinsin
    Dec 7, 2016 - 1:37PM

    @Bunny Rabbit:
    When did Indian government asked them to do so? And why exactly are you worried?Recommend

  • Anz
    Dec 7, 2016 - 2:31PM

    Coming soon but not in PakistanRecommend

  • Shaukat
    Dec 7, 2016 - 3:03PM

    The closest place where we can watch this movie is UAE.Recommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Dec 7, 2016 - 3:09PM

    @vinsin:
    And why do I get the feeling that this will be a bigger hit in Pak than India ? Recommend

  • Shahid
    Dec 7, 2016 - 7:50PM

    kudos to the producers for putting in extensive footage of Mahira. A great gesture. Hope we see better days in the relation of the two emotional neighbours.Recommend

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