Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees release date announced

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Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees release date announced

Raees (English: Wealthy) is an upcoming 2016 Indian crime-drama film directed by Rahul Dholakia and produced by Gauri Khan,Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar under their banners Red Chillies Entertainment and Excel Entertainment. It features Shah Rukh Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Mahira Khan in the lead roles. Raees is planned to be released on July 3, 2016.

Raees Poster
Raees Poster

The film is set in 1980s Gujarat. It tells the story of the bootlegger Raees Khan (Shah Rukh Khan) whose business is highly challenged and eventually thwarted by a police officer (Nawazuddin Siddiqui)
Shooting of the film began in April 2015. The film has been shot in Mumbai and sets were re-designed to depict Ahmedabad slums. The last schedule of the film with Khan and the whole starcast was shot in Gujarat in January 2016. The film was shot in Bhuj and Ahmedabad in January – February 2016. There was a clearance issue by Archaeological Survey of India for shooting at Ahmedabad at the ancient mosque and tomb complex, Sarkhej Roza. Some scenes were also shot in Mumbai. In March 2016, a legal notice has been sent by an alleged gangster Abdul Latif’s son, Mustak, asking how or why a film on his father’s life is being made


Shah Rukh Khan as Raees Khan
Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Mahira Khan as Aasiya
Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub
Rupinder Nagra
Anil Mange
Aarya Babbar
Govind Namdev
Sunny Leone (Special appearance in the song “Laila O Laila”)