Producers of ‘Raees’ have decided to release Mahira Khan’s Bollywood debut in Pakistan without the item number performed by Sunny Leone in the film. Sunny Leone is said to have danced with Shah Rukh Khan on a faster version of the song ‘Laila O Laila’ in the sequence.
According to a Deccan Chronicle source, the team believes that the item number would be too much for the audience across the border. “Raees has a deep Pakistan connection. The film’s leading lady Mahira Khan is from Pakistan and SRK is a Muslim businessman. The makers feel that Sunny‘s sequence may be a little risque for the Pakistani audience.”
Shah Rukh Khan essays a Muslim businessman called Raees Khan in the film and the lead lady Mahir Khan is also from Pakistan. This item number featuring Sunny Leone was a late addition to the film to add some spice in it.
The story is set in 1980s Gujarat and is about a bootlegger whose business is challenged and thwarted by the cop played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui. ‘Raees‘ scheduled to release on 26 January 2017. Rahul Dholakia’s ‘Raees’ will see Shah Rukh and Mahira pair up for the first time.
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