Shah Rukh Khan releases two new Raees posters introducing Mahira, romantic track 'Zaalima'

FP Staff

Jan,02 2017 16:08:35 IST

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan shared a sneak peek of the chemistry between him and Pakistani actress Mahira Khan in upcoming film Raees, by unveiling a new poster for their 25 January release.

Set against the backdrop of the prohibition in Gujarat, the film touches upon the way alcohol industry crumbled and several illegal activities followed. Its trailer gives a glimpse of the story backed by heavy duty action sequences, and many thrilling moments.

Even the posters so far have mainly focused on Raees' thriller elements, rather than the romance between its lead pair.

The actor has now asked his fans to get ready to see a different and a romantic side of the story.

SRK shared two posters on Monday. In one, he is seen in an intense look with his aviators on. And in the second, Shah Rukh can be seen holding Mahira tightly.

The actor captioned the poster: "Tu shama hai toh yaad rakhna... Main bhi hoon parwana."

Shah Rukh also added: "Hope you all liked the new poster of Raees. Action ho gaya romance to follow."

The inclusion of Mahira Khan is the publicity material comes as a pleasant surprise after all the focus has been kept on SRK so far. This might have been a response to the anti-Pakistani artiste sentiment that had Bollywood divided after the September 2016 Uri attacks.

Since then, the Raees team has kept Mahira's visibility minimal.

The poster therefore comes as a positive move.

In the film, Shah Rukh essays the title role of Raees Aslam, a bootlegger. Directed by Rahul Dholakia, Raees also stars Nawazzuddin Siddiqui.

— With IANS inputs

Published Date: Jan 02, 2017 16:08 PM | Updated Date: Jan 02, 2017 16:14 PM