Mumbai: Bollywood award winning filmmaker Rahul Dholakia, whose upcoming directorial venture ‘Raees’ starring megastar Shah Rukh Khan in the lead role is releasing on the same day with Hrithik Roshan’s forthcoming movie ‘Kaabil’, says that he is not worried about the two big films clash at the box office but about the high expectations that the viewers have from his films.
While talking to the media, Dholakia went on to say that: “As a director, the release date is not in my hand. So, I am not worried about ‘Raees’ and ‘Kaabil’ date clash, but people’s expectation.”
He further went on to say that: “From the day we launched the trailer, people started expecting something extra special from the film, and rightfully so. It is a larger than life film starring actors like Shah Rukh, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Atul Kulkarni and some other fine actors of our time. I just hope we match that (expectation) and people love the film”.
Sharing his experience and a memorable incident, he added: “There is a nice romantic scene where Raees holds Aasiya (Mahira) up and turns her around. So, Shah Rukh suggested taking it in a speedy frame and I agreed to that. After taking the shot, I checked the monitor and said, ‘Isn’t it too filmy? “I heard a voice from behind, and Shah Rukh said, “We’re making a film only. We actually kept that on final edit and it’s a beautiful scene.”
The movie also features Pakistani actress Mahira Khan as the leading lady and actors like Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Atul Kulkarni will also be featured in the movie. The venture is scheduled to hit the cinemas on January 25.