The latest teaser of Raees released and it featured Shah Rukh Khan, who urged the fans to catch the trailer launch of the film on December 8, whereas the elading lady of the film, Mahira Khan was no where in the scene.
The earlier released teaser also didn’t showed Mahira anyway, the latest reports revolving on Indian media told that Mahira Khan’s role in Raees is chopped down to the greater extent.
It is also said that this move by the makers of Raees came in as response of the ongoing India-Pakistan relations following Uri Attack.
“Mahira is an attractive and popular Pak actress and Raees is her big-ticket Bollywood launch. But while she does play Shah Rukh’s love interest, it is not really a romantic film. Her role is like Parveen Babi’s in Yash Chopra’s 1975 crime-drama Deewaar. This one revolves around the conflict between Shah Rukh Khan who plays a bootlegger, Raees Alam, and ACP Ghulam Patel enacted by Nawaz (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) who is on his trail. So, it wasn’t difficult to trim her role which has been done with the intention of not hurting public sentiment,“ informed the source.