SRK’s ‘Raees’ rail journey: One man dies as the fans go crazy

Photo of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan travelling by train for promotions.

Vadodra: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan will be seen in his upcoming movie ‘Raees’ and is presently busy in the promotions of the movie. Shah Rukh arrived at the railway station last night by August Kranti Rajdhani Express for promotion of his film in a new way. According to the reports, one person died of cardiac arrest as the crowd of fans went out of control in the race of seeing their superstar.

The deceased, Farheed Khan Pathan was the relative of a journalist who was travelling in the same train and came to meet her. The female journalist and her mother got down at Ratlam station and left for Vadodra as soon as they heard the sad news and SRK’s team had arranged transportation for the duo and expressed grief about the mishap.

While narrating the incident, the police officer went on to say that: “At around 10.30 PM the train arrived at platform number six of the station and halted for ten minutes. Shah Rukhs fans had gathered in large number to have a glimpse of the actor who had boarded the train from Mumbai and is going to Delhi as part of the promotional campaign for his film.”

The official further went on to say that: “When the train started moving, people started running along with it. Due to the rush, one person died of breathlessness and two policemen who were posted there to control the crowd were injured.” Despite the incident, massive crowd turned out at Ratlam and Kota stations. Policemen were deployed to control the fans.

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The 51-year-old actor had boarded the train from Mumbai Central station for Delhi as part of his promotional campaign Raees by Rail. Cricketers Irrfan and Yusuf Pathan were also present at the Vadodara station to meet Shah Rukh.

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