Mahira was not the first choice for ‘Raees’

WEB DESK: Although our very own  Mahira Khan has bagged the lead in SRK’s upcoming Raees , she wasn’t the first choice for the film.

According to DNA India, Huma Qureshi was the first choice to play SRK’s leading lady in the film. Their source reveals, “They thought Huma would fit the bill and they also wanted a fresh pairing of sorts.”

The source added that when they got Mahira on board,she totally nailed it.

“The character required the actress to have a certain kind of mannerism and lingo and being a Pakistani, Mahira totally nailed it,” the source added.

Rumours are in the air that SRK and Mahira have filmed a heavy dance sequence for the film and King Khan is quite pleased with the result.

Since the film is based on the Muslim ghetto in Gujarat and revolves around the story of a man who gains power, the lead lady, playing SRK’s wife, also plays a pivotal role in the film.

Seems that the mega star is also impressed by the performance of the Pakistani beauty alongside him as he tweeted:

Here’s the teaser trailer of the film:

'Baniye ka dimaag aur Miyanbhai ki daring'! The wait is finally over! Watch #RaeesTeaser! Coming Eid 2016.

Posted by Shah Rukh Khan on Thursday, July 16, 2015

Directed by Rahul Dholakia, Raees is a crime-drama film slated to release on Eid this year. It also features Bajrangi Bhaijan star Nawazuddin Siddiqui.