Shah Rukh Khan’s next, Raees, is finally on track after the endless delays. A set is being erected on one of Film City’s largest grounds. SRK has been spotted on the sets late at night. He is playing a gangster in the film. “He’s a larger-than-life character in the film, the idea of which came from prohibition and its after-effects,” says Rahul Dholakia, film’s Director.
The biggest surprise however was Mahira Khan who sahashed across the border and beat her Bollywood colleagues to the much-coveted role of SRK’s better half. “It’s not about an Indian, Pakistani or an American NRI but about an artisite who fits the role. Her personality is a perfect match for the role,” says Rahul. “The film is set in the ’80s and we are mostly recreating certain parts of Ahmedabad from that time,” says the film’s director Rahul Dholakia. A set is being erected on one of Film City’s largest grounds. We have some action scenes which would be better to shoot on a closed set rather than on real locations,” he says, adding that with all the detailing work, the set will be ready only in March which is when the film is expected to roll.