As Shah Rukh Khan gears up for the release of his upcoming film Raees, fans are excited to watch their favourite actor in an action-packed avatar. SRK admitted in an interview that he enjoyed doing this film but he is no way close to his character of Raees in real life.
Interestingly, while Shah Rukh is known as the King of Romance, in this film, his macho avatar will be at display. When asked about it in an interview by a leading newspaper, SRK said, “I wanted to be a macho man onscreen. I always wanted to be an action hero. But it still hasn’t happened. Filmmakers still don’t offer me cool action films. Because of my repertoire, maybe, directors don’t consider me an option. But I am very macho at heart.”
He continues, “There are five big action set pieces in the film. We have an entire parkour sequence, we have a very sadak-chhaap fight which is how roadside gunda fight. That sounds funny, but it’s very intense. There’s an entire action sequence while the Laila song is playing which is quite interesting. It’s about a minute-and-a-half long. There’s another cool action scene with the bad guy. It’s more of a gun-wielding fight. There’s one during a rally, so it has a political fight as well. And then there’s obviously the fight during the climax. I got to do almost everything in the film.”
“Each one has a flavour of its own. We tried to do is give every fight a different meaning, a different touch, so there’s a distinct kind of musical background in every fight, but it’s a fight at the end of it all,” he concludes.
Directed by Rahul Dholakia and produced by Excel Entertainment and Red Chillies Entertainment, Raees also stars Mahira Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the lead. The film releases on January 25, 2017.