Raees, directed by Rahul Dholakia, is jointly produced by Excel Entertainment and Red Chillies Entertainment. The film, which also stars Pakistani actress Mahira Khan ran into controversy over her casting. The plot of the film is set in Gujarat.
The film, will now release on January 26, 2017. It was earlier slated to release this Eid this year, but was rescheduled to avoid a clash with Salman Khan's Sultan. It will now release alongside Hrithik Roshan's Kaabil.
Shah Rukh Khan was last seen in Dear Zindagi opposite Alia Bhatt. After Raees, his next release will be Imtiaz Ali-directed untitled film co-starring Anushka Sharma. A couple of days ago, Salman released the first look of the film on Twitter and extended his good wishes to Shah Rukh and Anushka.