WEB DESK: SRK and Mahira starrer Raees has already become the talk of the town and created much hype even though it’s scheduled for release on Eid next year.
The much awaited movie had become an element of entertainment news long before its actual shooting initiated.
Earlier there were reports that Farhan Akhtar, one of the co-producers, was meant to play the character which now Nawazuddin Siddiqi will play.
Farhan finally broke the silence and spoke about his opting out of the film.
“Raees was supposed to happen at a very different time. It wasn’t about not willing to play a police officer in it but, it was about not willing to do it immediately. It would’ve been the next thing I would have shot for (after Wazir),” he told reporters at the trailer launch of his upcoming film Wazir on Wednesday, NDTV reported.
He added,“I was a bit uncomfortable with that. The two [Raees and Wazir] are completely different projects, but more or less you’re playing the same kind of character. The foundation is same, so I didn’t want to do it.”
He seems happy with Nawazuddin Siddiqi playing his role now. “It’s fantastic because we have Nawazuddin, who is playing that character. He is a fantastic actor,” said Farhan.
He also opened up on the making of Don 3, saying he has “no plans” to make it as yet.
“I’ve always maintained that I have enjoyed writing the character. He is a very exciting character to write and I had a tremendous time working with Shah Rukh. Hopefully, something will come along. But I really don’t have a plan,” he said.
The actor will soon be seen as a suspended police officer in alongside Big-B in Wazir.