Why Farhan Akhtar rejected working with SRK in Raees

Eros

Farhan Akhtar looks impressive as a cop in ‘Wazir’, and his character in this film was exactly the reason why he decided to opt out of Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Raees’. He said, “It was for not wanting to play a police officer again, at least not immediately as my next experience in the film that I would have done. ‘Raees’ would have been the next thing that I would shoot for, so I was a bit uncomfortable with that. Although it is a complete different trajectory, you are more or less playing the same kind of character.” Nawazuddn Siddiqui has now stepped in to play the role and Farhan describes him as a ‘fantastic actor’.