Shah Rukh Khan reveals about casting Mahira Khan in RAEES!

Shah Rukh Khan reveals about casting Mahira Khan in RAEES! news
Ruchita Mishra By Ruchita Mishra | 20 Jan 2017 17:56:52.1900000 IST

Shah Rukh Khan is gearing up for RAEES which is releasing in five days from now. After much speculations, the movie is releasing next week and has Mahira Khan in the lead role. She isn’t a fresh face but this is her Bollywood debut.


Previously Deepika Padukone and Anushka Sharma have made their debut with SRK.

During media interactions when asked Shah Rukh Khan on what made him choose Mahira Khan and the star said, “The casting is done by director Rahul. I don’t participate in the casting process, I never have. But we wanted a new face because whenever there is a very different story, a new face is required to make the movie look more realistic. Like when I did RAB NE BANA DI JODI, we wanted a new face, so was the case in OM SHANTI OM. Also, the role demanded someone to be very petite. We auditioned too, but Rahul was very clear that most of the people who have not worked with me because that works in the commercial film, that it is a ‘Shah Rukh Kajol’ movie or ‘Shah Rukh Deepika’ film, we didn’t want that for RAEES.”

He further averred, “I think most of the actresses who have worked with me are extremely talented ladies. They have not become stars because they have debuted with me. Some of them who have not debuted with me also have become huge stars. Even before working with Mahira, she is already an established actor and star, it’s not a new world for her. All these questions are asked because we have these tensions but she is wonderful in the film, it has been nice to have worked with her.”

Here’s wishing team RAEES all the very best!