10 things you need to know before you watch Raees
4. Nawazuddin Siddiqui's role was primarily given to Farhan Akthar but due to the role's similartity with Farhan Akthar's film Wazir, he decided to opt out of the role. That's like a good actor opting out to give the role to a great actor. Siddiqui's role in the film is of a rugged cop who is going to oppose Alam's (SRK's Character) business.
5. Raees was initially slated to be an Eid 2015 release. However, the shooting was postponed as Khan got busy with Rohit Shetty's Dilwale thus postponing it to Eid 2016. It was postponed again to Republic day 2017. Hope it does not postpone again as we can't wait to see the film!