Here's what we know about Mahira Khan's 'Raees' so far

Published: January 29, 2015
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Shah Rukh Khan-starrer finally on the floors and is being shot in Mumbai. PHOTO: PUBLICITY

Shah Rukh Khan-starrer finally on the floors and is being shot in Mumbai. PHOTO: PUBLICITY

MUMBAI: Mahira Khan’s much-talked about project Raees, starring Shah Rukh Khan, is finally on the floors and is being shot in Mumbai, Bollywood website Koimoi.com reported on Thursday.

It is believed that the film is set in the 1980s era and its sets are being constructed at ‘film city’. The sets are a replica of the older structures of Ahmadabad.

Director Rahul Dholakia was keen on recreating old Havelis from the town with intricate wooden designs.

Also, considering that there are some crucial action scenes to be shot, a set is much better than the real location.

Shah Rukh will be playing the role of a gangster in the film, whereas Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays a cop.

Mahira Khan will take the mantle as the female lead, making the film appealing to both Pakistani and Indian audience.

Earlier, it was reported that the shooting for Raees was scheduled to begin sometime in March.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • sattar rind
    Jan 29, 2015 - 2:57PM

    its good news that one of our pakistani artist is making film with great indian star shah rukh khan..

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  • FJ
    Jan 29, 2015 - 4:18PM

    I hope she doesn’t stoop low and do a crazy number in the movie and becomes an object rather than a subject

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  • Waqas
    Jan 29, 2015 - 7:16PM

    Marketing tactics guys… by making movie hit in “indo – Pak”.

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  • sana sarkar
    Jan 31, 2015 - 6:45PM

    @FJ:
    she wont have to, its a character driven role, the whole point of casting her was because the role demanded the actor to have a certain diction and credibility while mouthing Urdu-Hindi dialogues, they wont demean that by making her do item numbers or they would’ve cast any other resident Bollywood glam doll. The director of this movie also has a reputation of making serious meaningful films with social relevance.

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  • sayantan
    Feb 1, 2015 - 1:22PM

    Hit in Pakistan? R u kidding me? Who wants a hit in Pakistan for 2cr? It doesn’t matter even a srk film doesn’t release in PakistanRecommend

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