This film seems like it needs a hardcore talented actress like Vidya Balan, Huma Qureshi, Chitrangada Singh or even Shilpa Shukla [the girl who played Bindia Naik in CDI] to be the leading lady. Lots of people on Twitter or on other platforms preferred Vidya or Huma. But if I were the director or producers of the film, my choice would be either Chitrangada Singh or Shilpa Shukla because from whatever I've seen in the ad in which Chitrangada acted with SRK or Shilpa Shukla in CDI, there is a lot of sparks/chemistry that they shared with SRK even in those fleeting moments.
News reports that Farhan Akhtar will be acting alongside SRK have been doing the rounds of late. But when questioned during his recent visit to Dubai, the actor denied it, saying he does not have any idea where these rumours are coming from but the truth is that he is just producing a film called Raees that will be directed by Rahul Dholakia and will have Shah Rukh Khan in the main lead. Our sources insist that Sonam Kapoor has been signed on to make a special appearance in the movie opposite Shah Rukh.
But in the faridoon interview on Bollywood hungama. When asked, farhan made it sound like he will start shooting the film next year. And faridoon asked mentioning starring with SRK as part of the sentence .
There seems to be some confusion. Hope they work things out sooner than later. Was looking forward to it
The odd thing is we had an interview of the director saying Farhan is playing a cop but now according to this, Farhan says he was never acting in it in the first place.
Farhan Akhtar: Not acting in RAEES with Shahrukh Khan
February 26, 2014 10:02:55 IST By Pankaj Sabnani, Glamsham Editorial
There were reports doing the rounds that Farhan Akhtar will be seen sharing screen space with Shahrukh Khan in RAEES and will be playing a police officer in it.
Clearing the air, Farhan says, 'I think somebody jumped the gun. It's a film that we are producing. Shahrukh is, of course, in the film. But there's some kind of confusion about me being in it. That's not entirely true. I was asked whether I was excited to work with Shahrukh. I said yes, but I think it got misconstrued. I'm not in the film as an actor. I'm producing RAEES."
Directed by Rahul Dholakia, RAEES will go on floors in mid 2014 and is slated for an Eid 2015 release.
I find this casting and so on rumors so ridiculous. I mean either it is a weird marketing stategy or there are always people who know nothing and sell this rumors. Or there are always people involved who know things and can't shut up. This whole making news with nothing is so unbelievable unprofessionell - mostly of the journos who do not care about real and true news and on the other hand of people who might be involved in the movie and who are spreading rumors (maybe they think they help - better false new than no new).
Much better than Farhan in every way.i got the feeling that Farhan pulled out from the cop role because he didnt want to get overshadowed by Shah (as he is trying to make his name as an main lead actor in BW) The BMB success may have gone to his head as i said earlier this movie it is all about SRK the rise of this monster gangster.Nawaz doesnt have that ego and i am sure he will rock.