Teaser release: Shah Rukh-Mahira's Raees sends fans into a frenzy

Published: July 17, 2015
The film will hit cinemas on Eid 2016 alongside Salman Khan's equally-hyped movie, Sultan.

The film will hit cinemas on Eid 2016 alongside Salman Khan's equally-hyped movie, Sultan.

First a poster and then the teaser. Thursday was a great day for Shah Rukh Khan fans as he took to Twitter to share a special surprise with his followers.

King Khan first tweeted not one but two posters of his film Raees which also marks the Bollywood debut of Pakistani superstar Mahira Khan:

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The Bollywood megastar’s gangster look and promise that more was to follow left fans overjoyed:

And then came the teaser of the film. A one minute five seconds long video that introduces Shah Rukh in a never-seen-before avatar. Here, take a look:

Shah Rukh is playing a Gujrati don in Raees and has absolutely nailed the look. Unfortunately though, the teaser doesn’t reveal much about the plot of the film and neither the posters nor the teaser feature Mahira or Nawazuddin Siddiqui — the other two lead characters in the film. So their fans will have to wait a bit longer.

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However, that didn’t stop Mahira from tweeting the link to the teaser:

Shah Rukh too was quick to respond:

And as expected, Shah Rukh’s fans and friends took Twitter by storm:

Raees is directed by Rahul Dholakia and is being produced by Shah Rukh’s Red Chillies entertainment and Farhan Akhtar’s Excel Entertainment. The first shooting schedule has been completed while the second leg of the shoot will take place towards the end of this year. The film will hit cinemas on Eid 2016 alongside Salman Khan’s equally-hyped movie, Sultan.

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  • srk_fan
    Jul 17, 2015 - 11:44AM


  • imran
    Jul 17, 2015 - 1:56PM

    The trailer is showing him to be doing alcohol business and he also looked to be a muslim. I wonder why fans in Pakistan are in frenzy. Please indians keep your anti muslim and anti islam films towards yourself. And also this newspaper tribune is trying to portray it as a blockbuster. Shame on express tribuneRecommend

  • Hasan
    Jul 17, 2015 - 3:27PM


    Stop living under the shadow that being a Muslim automatically declares you the most purified being of all. Unfortunately, Muslims have become the most corrupt in this day and age. I am not justifying what they’re advertising with the movie, just saying that don’t get so easily offended by things and start spreading propaganda of some sort.Recommend

  • pat
    Jul 17, 2015 - 5:13PM

    If you don’t like it then don’t watch it.stop pulling Islam and india into everything. Your no better than those religious fanatics opposing polio in your country. People need to adapt to the growing world orr they’ll remain backward and 20 years from now Pakistan will replace Somalia.Recommend

  • Eagle Strike
    Jul 17, 2015 - 8:54PM

    @Hasan: you exactly wrote what can be considered propaganda. Period..Recommend

  • Eagle Strike
    Jul 17, 2015 - 9:03PM

    I hope you know about your country and its rape epidemic. no wonder 700 million indians live below 2 dollars a day. Even Somalia is better than your country in many ways. Noah (A.S) nation, Byzantine empire, Persian empire, they all perished for their deviation from teachings from God. Everything has a limit to do. We 2 Billion Muslims have their own way of life. And btw search inventions of Al-gebra, Al-gorithms, Al-chemy, decimal system these were some of the things from Muslim golden age, which were passed on to Europe through Muslim Spain. Recommend

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