Shah Rukh Khan's Look As The Gujarati Don In Raees Decoded

  | December 09, 2016 13:05 IST (Mumbai)
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Shah Rukh Khan in Raees

Shah Rukh Khan's Raees stylist reveals the importance of every component of the actor's look in the film. From his glasses to surma to taweez everything was carefully plannd to get the look of a Gujarati don for Rahul Dholakia's film. Raees trailer released recently and has gone viral

From his glasses, surma to his clothes, stylist Sheetal Sharma deciphers Shah Rukh Khan's look as the Gujarati don from his upcoming film Raees.
When I heard SRK's name, I was like, glasses? SRK's eyes do the talking, so I was apprehensive. But, he loved this idea too. I showed him 10 options and he chose a pair of plastic chashmas I'd bought from a dingy shop in Chor Bazaar. He said it was a bit distorted and not aligned, which suited his character. He said contact lenses has worked for him in Baazigar, and he was game to try eye gear again.
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Shah Rukh Khan in Raees. (Image courtesy:

The brief given to me was that it would be a masculine, manipulative character. I went ahead with kohl eyes for a gritty look. When told about SRK's casting, I wasn't sure if he would wear surma, but he readily agreed. When we met for the first time, he got his make-up man and put on the surma, which has now become a hit.
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Shah Rukh Khan in Raees. (Image courtesy:

SRK told me to keep things as organic as I could. So, I referred to old photo albums of my friends from Gujarat. I wanted to know how their grandparents dressed. I have used terricot, teriwool and velvet fabrics, which are not used anymore. I shopped for it from Ahmedabad, Surat and Junagarh. SRK would wear them, stretch in them, sit in them and say 'let them take the shape of my body'.
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A blueprint of SRK's outfits for Raees. (Image courtesy:

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A file photo of designer Sheetal Sharma. (Image courtesy:

The film shows a strong bond between his character and his mother. For a symbolic effect, we thought of a taweez (locket) on the arms, but it was cliched. Later, Shah Rukh showed us a pendant - his lucky charm - which he never worn in any of his films. There is an aayat (verse) from Quran inscribed on it and a photo of his parents.
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