Nawazuddin Siddiqui to replace Farhan Akhtar in SRK starrer ‘Raees’?

From the very moment the news leaked that Farhan Akhtar has opted out of Rahul Dholakia’s Raees, the media has been rife about who will be replacing the actor. A leading daily has apprently learnt that it will probably be Nawazuddin Siddiqui who might be replacing Farhan in the movie. Nawazuddin and the makers of the movie are already in advanced talks at the moment! The movie has Shahrukh Khan in the lead role as a local don.

According to a source close to the development, Nawaz would be a perfect 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.

Farhan eventually realised that he would have to let this film go as he didn’t want to delay the project any further. If all goes well, Raees should now roll post monsoon,” the source elaborated.

The source added, “It is a meaty role and Nawaz will be sharing quality screen time with Shah Rukh.” Excel Entertainment however, remained unavailable for comment.

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