Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who will star with Pakistani actress Mahira Khan and acclaimed Indian actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the upcoming film Raees, is all praise for them, and says he would have to pull up his socks to perform as well as the duo.
"Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Mahira Khan are there in the film (Raees). Both of them are very accomplished actors. I think the cast is really wonderful," Shah Rukh said on Monday at the launch of Dabboo Ratnani's annual calendar.
"Now I would have to excel and perform like them," added the actor, who is set to join the film's shoot by March end.
Mahira, who became popular in India with her successful TV show Humsafar, will be seen as Shah Rukh's leading lady in Raees.
Shah Rukh has already met Mahira and seen her work on television. He is quite impressed with her talent.
"(Director) Rahul (Dholakia) liked her. She suited the film a lot. I have seen a little bit part of her television stuff. I have met her and she is a marvellous actor," said the 49-year-old.
Raees will be co-produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani.