SRK’s next with Farhan AKhtar confirmed for Eid 2015

We were the first to tell you that Farhan Akhtar and Shah Rukh Khan were doing Rahul Dholakia’s next film (his earlier film was Parzania). Produced by Excel Entertainment, Ritesh Sidhwani has not only succeeded in bringing these two superstars together, but has also been the first to take the sought-after Eid 2015 slot.

Titled ‘Raees’, this action film is set in Gujarat and has Shah Rukh playing a bootlegger and Farhan, a policeman. It will go on the floor mid-2014.

While Shah Rukh and Farhan are the best of friends, it would be fun seeing Farhan chasing Shah Rukh in the film.


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    narad_muni 10 years ago

    This sounds really exciting.
    My most awaited SRK movie in a long long time.

    This news has also been confirmed by Girsh Johar on I expect it to be true

  2. cr7 10 years ago

    Awesome news . My most awaited Hindi movie for next two years .

  3. DABANGG_NIINJA 10 years ago

    Salman vs srk eid 2015 🙂

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      narad_muni 10 years ago

      Sallu won’t clash. He himself has said that he will back off incase of a clash as it is bad for business and he doesn’t think his ego is more important than business

      • DABANGG_NIINJA 10 years ago

        Bro holiday release he .clash ho skta he .friday eid he .saturday sunday holiday he .kisi ko nuksaan nhi hoga .

  4. sputnik 10 years ago

    Times of India was the first one to come up with this news. just copied the News article with no credit to TOI. Changed the link in the article.

    I had read this yesterday itself but wasn’t sure about the News. and other sites also have the same news now.

  5. Baba 10 years ago

    “Ritesh Sidhwani has not only succeeded in bringing these two superstars together” 😆

    not sure why srk wants to work with dholakia. he has made only 4 films all of them flops.

  6. Anjanpur685Miles 10 years ago

    Farhan ka acting ka keeda kab jayega.

  7. FS 10 years ago


  8. mate 10 years ago

    Farhan ka acting ka keeda kab jayega? Jab mere dimaag se tingu naam ka keeda jayega. 😀

    • Anjanpur685Miles 10 years ago

      So, Are you ready for 60cr opening day mate?

      • Baba 10 years ago


        • cr7 10 years ago

          I’m ready Ritz .Anything below 300 cr lifetime will be a disappointment .

          • Anjanpur685Miles 10 years ago

            Yes, especially for a movie where SRK is going to return as real baddie after Darr.

    • sputnik 10 years ago

      A few days back I edited your comment about Rakesh Roshan and you said you thought it was only for stars. Now everybody knows who you are referring to here. Please avoid using names like that.

      • Anjanpur685Miles 10 years ago


        who are you referring to? Naam bolo bhai ….

  9. saurabh 10 years ago

    @baba ji, because srk liked the role very much nd its a negative role nd he wanted a pure negative role.

    abt flop films though there is always a pressure on superstar to get huge bo success. But srk said that now he had gotten success in ce so he can take risks nd do some non masala or non huge bo favoring movies..

    btw Rahul got a national award nd lamha to me was ok, though it was bo failure bcoz of non stars nd less promotion also. Though he tried a different subjective that was appreciable.

  10. Reddemon 10 years ago

    YRF’s next with SRK titled Fan

    Yash Raj Films announced today that director Maneesh Sharma, who over the years has been the biggest fan of Shah Rukh Khan, will now get a chance to fulfill his dream of directing the superstar in Yash Raj Films’ next titledFan.
    Shah Rukh Khan, the man unarguably with one of the greatest fan following globally, will now play the role of being the biggest fan himself in the forthcoming movie. As SRK announced this morning, “Most of the characters I do are the ones I create… for the first time I am going to play what has created me… I will be in my next a “FAN”.”
    Directed by Maneesh Sharma and produced by Aditya Chopra, the film has been written by Habib Faisal and will start shooting in May 2014

  11. Reddemon 10 years ago

    Nice choices there by SRK.

    This is how he should use the success of CE and now when he is doing that i am perfectly fine with a CE after 2-3 experiments. Hope he gets them all right and continue signing such projects.

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    narad_muni 10 years ago

    SRK is definitely making some interesting choices… good going!

  13. saurabh 10 years ago

    SRK is trying to experiment since main hu na days, though he do masala/highly commercial movie to cover up the failure of experiment nd also tried to bring masala/commercial element or bo favoring element in a movie which should hv been made without these elements like ra one because of money invested, fan pressure, compettion, position pressure.
    also his some commercial movies failed like jthj, so he has to do some pure commercial movie like ce to be in compettion.

    though its a bad luck his experiment mostly fails.

    he said he will make some small movies with the money he got from ce. He is still on talk with vishal, Anurag, r balki but many scripts are panding coz of date issue.

    • Anjanpur685Miles 10 years ago

      Well, yes he has been trying to experiment since a decade, but falls pray to commercial elements and compromises his films. Ra.One was worst case – cameos , songs and all.

      Even now he is just choosing different people to work with and different ideas – not necessarily different scripts and he may compromise it with his interference like he did with Ra.One.

      • Baba 10 years ago

        agreed and in the name of experiment, he chooses small names who will not interfere like a anubahv sinha or dholakia.doing a fim with the director of ladies vs rikky bahl is not exactly an “experiment” or interesting mix! 😉

      • KK 9 years ago was made on a big scale so that’s why commercial elements were introduced. Dil se, Asoka, Swades, Paheli, CDI, MNIK – his other experiments barely had any commercial elements.

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    narad_muni 10 years ago

    I heard that SRK and Rohit is also planning to make another movie together. Anyone has any news about that? I will be surprised if SRK and Rohit don’t work together again given the huge success of CE and the mutual friendship and admiration they have for each other.

  15. cr7 10 years ago

    Not really excited about the Maneesh Sharma movie . I loved BBB and DDC of manihsh-habib but SDR,LVRB,Ishaqzade were pathetic movies . But looking forward to Raees . Parzania was a gem of a movie .Expecting a good film from Dholakia . Also excel is producing it . Barring 1-2 movies excel is continuously making some good movies.

  16. Bored 10 years ago

    If SRK was indeed interested in experimenting after CE, he wudnt have passed on directors like Balki (wud have meant pitching up with Amitabh) or Kashyap.

    Instead, he chose an anti-hero don/bootlegger role in an Excel movie (with Farhan playing cop), a YRF romance with Maneesh Sharma, Bhansali’s period romance Bajirao Mastani (after Ram Leela became hit) and Rohit Shetty’s next …

    • cr7 10 years ago

      I’m glad he rejected Balki’s film .Balki makes boring movies . Are u sure about Bhansali movie ? I hope its untrue .That would be disastrous . I’m quite happy with SRK’s lineup post HNY .There is a good mix of genres . All the directors he is working with is capable of making good movies . There was a rumor about a movie named “A for apple ,b for ball” . Don’t know what happened to that project . Srk even confirmed that movie in several interviews.

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      narad_muni 10 years ago

      I am also happy that he dint do Balki’s movie. Never rated him highly..found both his movies boring.

      When did this news of SRk doing Bhansali movie came out? I hope it is not true.

      Rohit Shetty’s next with SRK is far off and nothing concrete as of now

  17. Reddemon 10 years ago

    Same here CR7. I too think Balki is somewhat boring. Rumour has it that SRK will only produce ABC.. Bhansali one is also a rumour. AK is already busy with his project so till 2014 end. So if there is a film for SRK he can do it.

    Raaes can be one of the landmark films in SRK’s career considering the people involved. Just one thing that Farhan gets a good role unlike PC in Don and if that happens than the goal will almost be achieved.

    FAN is a film which is very High on VFX. So it is a big film for him and his company and an experimental one too since the technique is still allien to BW.

  18. shan 10 years ago

    Raees sounds interesting. Hope they dont spoil it with “masala” elements. Will be interesting to see SRK in a realistic film.

  19. sputnik 10 years ago

    The thing is SRK is still working with YRF and Excel productions. Now BBB was good and I liked it. Have not seen LVRB and did not like SDR. But none of these are radically different movies or had any radically different scripts. So how is working with him experimenting? And what is this Fan movie? Is he playing a 40+ year old Fan?

    Instead of that Maneesh Sharma movie he should have done Dibaker’s Byomkesh Bakshi movie which is also a YRF production. And why not a movie with Shimit Amin who gave him CDI?

    Now SRK playing a bootlegger who becomes a liquor baron in Raees sounds interesting. Have not seen Parzania or Lamhe. So don’t know how good Rahul Dholakhia is.

    Don’t care for Balki’s movies. It would probably be better for him to act in his wife’s movie.

  20. saurabh 10 years ago

    Raees is confirmed and Fan too.. and A for apple.. is also.. he is producing it and acting too(may be small role).. Director is his school/college frnd..

    Movie with SLB is still in talk as told by SLB….

    Movie with Anurag kashyap and Vishal bhardwaj is till panding because of date issue, as director a well as actor is busy… Anurag kashyap rumored to have taken the same script which he offered for Anil, which Anil after saying yes, rejected..
    Though both directors keen to work with him..

    Movie with Balki also may happen or may not coz of date issue, as Srk is already busy with Fan, Raees, HNY.. y he choose Manish sharma’s movie over Balki that is different story together… may be his role stronger in Fan.. To me it looks interesting as it looks real…

    When CE happened, then srk and rohit thought of another movie as both loved working with each other.. Rohit is still writing script….

    I dnt know what is wrong about people, who always comment bullshit abt SRK.. i guess there should be 0% biased comment and pure honest perception of a actor, person..

    @bored – YRF movie is not romance.. as u can see this from Title, moreover srk himself said that he dnt like pure romatic movies and and he is not keen to do pure Romantic movies, that’s y he rejected 2 states…

    I like balki btw, though do not think as highly as many others think..

    Meanwhile @CR7 Walter White won the Most influential character of 2013 by TIME.. This is by far the best news to me…

    • shan 10 years ago

      Here is my 0% biased comment and pure honest perception of SRK – the actor : He is definitely talented and has given fantastic performances in CDI and Swades. He used to do very well in the romantic roles – DDLJ, DTPH, KHNH are examples. Not that he was out of the world, but the way he portrayed romance on screen, few did before and after him. However, he is terrible at comedy, hams in most scenes and has been pushing his luck too much wrt carrying off terrible movies and bad roles using his charm. He needs to run away from movies like Don 2, JTHJ, Ra.One, KANK, even OSO (where he managed decent comedy) and do more interesting stories with strong roles.

      This movie FAN sounds like a terrible idea (I know we know very little about the movie, but since you said “Fan.. To me it looks interesting as it looks real…”, and you want my 0% biased comment and honest opinion, here it is. 🙂 ). Raees can be good, especially sine Rahul Dholakia’s Parzania was quite good, but we have seen what commercial cinema does to good directors (Kabir Khan gave the super-boring and lame Ek Tha Tiger after making the gritty Kabul Express, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra had to stuff the otherwise good Bhaag Milkha Bhaag with ridiculous songs, over the top action and general badassery to assert the superhuman nature of Milkha Singh). So fingers crossed. SRK can do wonders in a brooding or emotional role, with minimal scope for face-miming and hamming. Someone needs to offer him one. Stuff like Happy New Year and Chennai Express will help his career in the long-term only as much as Bodyguard and Ready helped Salman become a good actor.

    • cr7 10 years ago

      Great news Saurabh. Walter White surely deserved that . 😀

  21. mate 10 years ago

    It’s Confirmed! Shah Rukh Khan to Romance Sonam Kapoor in ‘Raees’

    Shah Rukh Khan has finally locked down the heroine for his upcoming film “Raees”. With this, the year 2015 will see a fresh on-screen pair in Bollywood.

    Excel Entertainment, the film’s producers, have confirmed the news saying that Sonam will be paired opposite SRK in the upcoming thriller film “Raees”, according to The Indian Express.

    The film also features Farhan Akhtar in lead role. This is for the first time that SRK will be doing a film with Farhan as well as Sonam.

    Shah Rukh has earlier worked in Farhan’s directorial films including “Don” and “Don 2”, but never shared screen space with the actor.

    Apart from the fresh pairing, the film will also have Shah Rukh in a completely new avatar.

    A team of makeup artists from Hollywood has been hired to work with a completely different look for SRK’s character in the film.

    SRK is playing the role of a Gujarati don in “Raees” and the director and maker of the film wants him to sport a new look for this film.

    “They will try out not just different hair styles, but also experiment with eyebrows, beards and scars. The scar will be retained only if it works for the character. There will be no prosthetics, the look will be realistic. The team will be finalised soon and will arrive in a few months time to work with SRK,” a source close to the development told Mumbai Mirror.

  22. mate 10 years ago

    I think this confirmation also be a rumour. What a bootlegger has to do with romance I don’t know. May be She is chosen opposite Farhan, as they have already paired opposite each other in BMB. And keeping in mind the success of BMB and their on-screen chemistry, her presence in Raees can’t be ruled out.

  23. Bored 10 years ago

    Eid 2015 release for this Excel film? LOL
    YRF has locked that date for Salman’s ETT sequel with Kabir Khan.

  24. sputnik 10 years ago

    Shah Rukh Khan begins work on “FAN”

    Shah Rukh Khan, the man unarguably with one of the greatest fan following globally, will now play the role of being the biggest fan himself in the forthcoming YRF movie, FAN. The film begins shooting July 2014 and the actor has begun work on the film.

    The renowned special effects makeup maestro, Greg Cannom, who started work on developing Shah Rukh’s look for the film, spent considerable time at the Studio recently with the actor, Director, Maneesh Sharma and Producer, Aditya Chopra.

    Greg, who really doesn’t need an introduction, has been nominated for nine Academy Awards and has won an Oscar three times for the memorable looks he created in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (2008), “Mrs. Doubtfire” (1993) and “Dracula” (1992), apart from several other prestigious awards. In 2005, along with Wesley Wofford, he received a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy for the development of special modified silicone material used for makeup applications in motion pictures.

    Speaking about the look, Maneesh said, “We are attempting a never-seen before look for Shah Rukh which will be both challenging for us and exciting for the viewer. Understandably, this will be kept under wraps till the first look of the film is revealed.”

    Directed by Maneesh Sharma and produced by Aditya Chopra, FAN has been written by Habib Faisal, and goes on floor mid-2014.


  25. shezad 10 years ago

    SRK, Farhan to start shooting for Raees in November
    By Bollywood Hungama News Network, May 14, 2014 – 12:35 hrs IST

    Excel Entertainment recently announced their next project with Shah Rukh Khan titled Raees. Names of various actors were being thrown around regarding the rest of the starcast and now finally, the official announcement of the same has been made.

    However, it was recently that producer Ritesh Sidhwani took to twitter to talk about his next and wrote, “All those asking #Raees begins filming on 1st November with @iamsrk & @FarOutAkhtar.” According to the recent tweet, it seems that Farhan Akhtar is back to play the role of a cop while Shah Rukh will play a bootlegger in the film. Though, rumours of many actresses including Sonam Kapoor playing the lead was doing the rounds, nothing has been officially announced.

    Directed by Rahul Dholakia, the first schedule of Raees is said to kick start in Gujarat.

  26. shezad 10 years ago

    Who has been the biggest superstar of the last decade?
    Wednesday 09 April 2014 09.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Q. Who has been the biggest superstar of the last decade?

    Ans. If you are talking 2000-2009 then it is Shahrukh Khan, if 2010-2014 then Salman Khan up till no, if 2005-2014 then its hard to choose between Shahrukh khan and Salman Khan .

    S. Sidaqi

    • shezad 10 years ago

      Who is the greatest actor at the box office between Shahrukh Khan Aamir Khan and Salman Khan in there whole careers?
      Wednesday 14 May 2014 11.00 IST
      Box Office India Trade Network
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      Q. Who is the greatest actor at the box office between Shahrukh Khan Aamir Khan and Salman Khan in there whole careers?

      Ans. There careers have not finished so that can only be said when they finish bit so far in the last 25 years or so Shahrukh Khan leads as he not really seen a down period since the early 90’s while Aamir Khan and Salman Khan have seen down periods. Today all three are roughly the same with Salman Khan holding slight edge in the domestic market if the film is right due to more mass popularity.

      Mohd. Afzan

  27. sputnik 9 years ago

    Rahul Dholakia tweeted this a while back. So it looks like Raees is on. I thought the movie was shelved.

    “Both nervous and excited to be working with 2 extremely versatile, brilliant and diverse actors in #raees – @iamsrk @Nawazuddin_S. Lethal !”


  28. sputnik 9 years ago

    SRK from sets of Fan

  29. KK 9 years ago

    Good thing SRK didn’t do the Balki film (Shamitabh), it didn’t turn out well. And Bored you think Fan is a romantic film and Raees is a typical antihero film? Seriously?

  30. sputnik 9 years ago

    This is supposedly SRK’s look for Raees.

  31. sauravjha 9 years ago

    Sputnik- I don’t think this is the look for any of his films. For Raees as showing in some leaked posters he is sporting a beard while for Dilwale as he posted a pic today with Kajol it is clean shaved. So that is it I guess. Though it is looking kickass 🙂

    • sputnik 9 years ago

      SRK tweeted a picture with this look saying

      “Battery died on trimmer so part of Raees still on face. Happy to c lil Hrithiks with their dad on way for a holiday.”

      That’s why I used “supposedly”. May be Raees look involves beard too.

      Yeah I saw his clean shaven pictures with Kajol and Rohit Shetty. And that may be his Dilwale look.

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