Shah Rukh Khan starrer 'Raees' is also set to release on January 25. The film has stayed in the news for a long time now - first, the Pakistani artiste's controversy, and now the Raees-Kaabil clash. However, the makers of the film remained undeterred by this, and are prepped to take the box-office by storm.
The film is directed by Rahul Dholakia and is co-produced by Ritesh Sidhwani along with Gauri Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment. With the film to soon hit theatres, Ritesh and Rahul in an interaction with a leading daily revealed the difficulties they faced to convince Shah Rukh to sign on for the film.
Director Rahul, speaking about the same, stated, "When I went to narrate the script, he was on his way to attend an awards function and could give me only 10 minutes. But by the time I reached the interval stage, we had sat for more than 45 minutes. SRK was so hooked to the story that he wanted to know the end. That's when he told me he will be doing the film. He believed no one else could play Raees (his character in the film) better than him. Once he wears the pathani, surma and chashma, he transforms into Raees. In fact, whenever SRK was in his 'Raees' avatar on set, people would get intimidated by him."
To this, Ritesh further added, "Once the script was ready, we discussed who we wanted to cast and Shah Rukh was the unanimous choice. When I first called him, he thought we had finally got a script for Don 3! (laughs) He questioned me why we thought he should play Raees. I just told him one dialogue from the film - Baniye Ka Dimaag Aur Miyanbhai Ki Daring! It sums up the film perfectly and that clinched it for us."
Well, we guess even the audience is going to watch the for that one dialogue!