‘Raees’, an ambitious venture of Excel Entertainment, was to bring together Farhan Akhtar and Shah Rukh Khan on screen but recently it was reported that Farhan has opted out of the film. And now, news is that Nawazuddin Siddiqui has replaced Farhan in the film.
Farhan Akhtar exited from the film few weeks back owing to his busy schedule. The actor- producer who will also be acting in his sister’s film ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ and Bejoy Nambiar’s film could not spare time for Raees. And now, Nawazuddin has been roped in for the same. This venture will bring together these two actors for the first time. While Nawazuddin plays the role of a cop, Shah Rukh reprises the role of a bootlegger in this crime drama.
Directed by Rahul Dholakia, ‘Raees’ is slated to go on floor in mid-2014 and will release in Eid 2015.