The highly anticipated SRK movie – Raees , after much hype and controversies is set to release on the 25th of January 2k17. The build up around the movie is so high that the fans are terming this movie as a super duper blockbuster which no other movie can overtake. The initial poster release has also had a effect of a nuclear bomb dropping on a city with humorous memes, jokes and ppredictions alreaey popping up within a blink of an eye. With no other high budget Khan film other than Dangal visible in the near future, lets look at some of thw unknown facts of Raees.
1) Raees was to hit the theatres on 6th of July, ie Eid which is the traditional launchpad of SRK
movies, but due to clash with Sultan, it was postponed. Later, it was decided to release the trailer along with Shah Rukh’s other movie , Dear Zindagi. However that didnt happen too. Injuries, surgeries and busy schedule delayed the launch even more. Finally 26 Jan 2017 was decided. But thia time, Hritik Roshan’s Kaabil became the thorn in the flesh and Raees had to be shiftee to 25 January 2017.
2) The film is set to see two ‘rags to riches’ superstars face of each other – Shah Rukh (as Raees Alam) and Nawazuddin Siddiqui (as ACP Ghulam Patel). It also has Mahira Khan playing the love of Raees Alam. Mahira, a Pakistani actress was chosen over Ankita to get the Pakistani girl look.
3) The character, Raees Alam is based on a real gangster from Gujrat – Abdul Latif. Abdul was convicted by the police for numerous murder cases and for having connection with wanted underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.
4) Set aside legal panga, Raees received threats from unexpected corner too. Abdul Latif’s son Shaikh Arif sent a legal notice to Shah Rukh for using his father’s life for a film without prior notice. He also demanded Rs.10 crore as compensation as well as profit from the box-office collections.
5) Mahira , being a Pakistani actress and the recent tussle between India and Pakistan created more trouble to the makers. There were protests for Mahira to be replaced. However SRK and the makers met the Maharashtra CM who gave the film a clean chit.
6) The multi talented Farhan Akhtar , who is the producer , also acts in the
film. He dons the hat of Raees Alam’s brother in the upcoming blockbuster. Another person who lends her talent to the film is Sunny Leone. Having expressed her desire to work with SRK , she gets to shake a leg in his movie.
Hope you enjoyed reading the facts and dear SRKians share it & comment your views !! Let the demonetization not effect the launch of the film make it a blockbuster. Salman ka , Hritik ka , Aamir ka , Akshay ka , sabka record todega tera Shah Rukh !