MUMBAI: Shah Rukh Khan, who is set to star with actor Mahira Khan and acclaimed Indian actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the forthcoming film Raees, is all praises for them. He said he would now have to pull up his socks to perform as well as the two actors.
“Mahira Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui are there in the film. Both of them are very accomplished actors. I think the cast is really wonderful,” Shah Rukh said on Monday at the launch of Dabboo Ratnani’s annual calendar.
“Now, I would have to excel and perform like them,” added the actor, who is set to join the film’s shoot by March end. Mahira, who became popular in India with her successful TV show Humsafar, will be seen as Shahrukh’s leading lady in Raees.
Shah Rukh, who has already met Mahira and seen her television work, is quite impressed with her talent. “Rahul (Dholakia) liked her. She suited the film a lot. I have seen a small part of her television work. I have met her and she is marvellous actor,” the 49-year-old said. To be directed by Dholakia, Raees is being co-produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 7th, 2015.