Our very own Mahira Khan has joined megastar Shah Rukh Khan and the rest of the cast and crew of her Bollywood debut film Raees in Mumbai. Mahira, who is in India for a 30-day schedule, will film scenes in Mumbai and Gujarat. Raees will have Shah Rukh play a Gujarati bootlegger while Mahira plays a Muslim girl. The film is set in the Muslim ghetto in Gujarat in the ’80s.
Ace actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be seen in the movie as a tough cop. Initially, Farhan Akhtar was meant to play this role but he backed out citing date issues. He is, however, still very excited for the film, as can be gathered from his tweet:
On another note.. shoot of the attached film has commenced. Exciting times lie ahead. All the best to crew & cast. pic.twitter.com/2InDW8SQgI
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) April 16, 2015