Today Bollywood fans were treated to both the first look posters and the video teaser of the upcoming Hindi film Raees ("Wealthy"), set to release around Eid 2016. Eid al-Fitr in 2016 is on Tuesday, the 5th of July; in North America it starts a day later on the 6th of July.
The story - told against the backdrop of the prohibition of the manufacture, storage, sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages in Gujarat - features Shah Rukh Khan as a bootlegger whose smuggling and illicit sales of alcohol are thwarted by a clever cop (Nawazuddin Siddiqui). Pakistani actress Mahira Khan makes her Indian film debut as the leading lady of the film.
Shah Rukh Khan's character is smart, daring and driven. Check out the first look posters and video teaser featuring a tough and clever businessman on the wrong side of the law.
Kem Cho, Majama??? Poster of Raees an Excel & Red Chillies film. Dir. Rahul Dholakia. More to follow…hope u like it. pic.twitter.com/wjyu8NaXad— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) July 16, 2015
“The man in black travels with your soul in his pocket“ Stephen King. V hav both White & Black in us, choose wisely. pic.twitter.com/Excr2eW7fD— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) July 16, 2015
Also as I am on a roll...want to thank Rahul, Ritesh, Farhan, Mohannan, Ravi, Nawazuddin Mahira Zeeshan Arunima Maneka & whole team of Raees— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) July 16, 2015
According GossipTicket, what Shah Rukh Khan says in the teaser video can be translated as:
“My beloved mother used to say… No work is small, and no religion is bigger than work. Now this is my Kalma, and this is my religion. The brains of a businessman, and the daring of a Muslim! I am coming."
Adding more personality to the persona of the Raees character, the following motion poster was also released.
An interesting opening salvo to fire up the imagination of Bollywood fans!
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