King Khan Shah Rukh Khan is one of the finest Indian actors and he has done many different roles along with unique genres that made him a top actor in Indian cinema. He came out recently with his movie Fan in the direction of Maneesh Sharma and the movie failed to impress the audience. Shah Rukh Khan pinned huge hopes on the film and he has been seen in a dual role in the movie as Aryan and Gaurav. Though his performance has been widely praised, the movie ended up as an average grosser all over.
He wrapped up the shoot of his upcoming movie Raees in the direction of Rahul Dholakia and the movie is about liquor mafia in Gujarat. The movie has been initially slated for release during Eid this year but SRK was not interested to clash with Salman Khan’s upcoming outing titled Sultan that will hit the screens during Eid this year. Shah Rukh has been quite depressed with the result of Fan and he is in plans to roar back with Raees. Also, the major holiday season slots have been filled with big releases and left with no choice, SRK wanted to push the film’s release. Raees will now hit the screens on January 26th next year and SRK along with the team of Raees released an official statement. Excel Entertainments and Red Chillies Entertainments produced Raees.
The statement reads:“It was not an easy decision to move the film. We understand that Raees is highly anticipated. However, a film of such magnitude requires the appropriate showcasing and therefore, we have decided to shift our release date to 26th January, 2017.” – Ritesh Sidhwani, Shah Rukh Khan and Farhan Akhtar.