Nawaz replaces Farhan in SRK’s film
Ever since it was reported that Farhan Akhtar had opted out of Rahul Dholakia’s Raees, speculations have been rife about who would replace the actor. Mirror has learnt that it will probably be Nawazuddin Siddiqui who is in advanced talks with the production company, Excel Entertainment. The film stars Shah Rukh Khan in the lead role as a local don.
According to a source close to the development, Nawaz would be an apt choice to play the cop as it is a performance-oriented role. “That’s the reason Farhan was drawn to it as soon as he heard the script. But with Shah Rukh’s injuries the shoot of Raees got pushed forward. Zoya’s (Akhtar) Dil Dhadakne Do also got delayed and eventually Farhan’s dates for Raees were clashing with those that he had allotted to Bijoy Nambiar’s film for Vinod Chopra.