Sonam to play Shahrukh’s love interest in ‘Raees’

According to the latest buzz, the ‘Saawariya’ actress Sonam Kapoor has bagged a film opposite the King of romance, Shahrukh Khan. Sonam is already working with Salman Khan in Sooraj Barjatya ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ and now she got another Khan to romance.

Sonam Kapoor has worked with Salman in her debut venture ‘Saawariya’ but she is not paired alongside Salman in the film. Barjatya’s movie will be Sonam’s first full length romance with on-screen Prem and she quite excited.

Sonam has not yet confirmed her movie with Shahrukh but there is a strong buzz that she is the first choice for ‘Raees’ directed by Rahul Dholakia. Deepika Padukone was also considered for the role but as Deepika starred opposite King Khan in couple of movies, Sonam became the first choice.

'Raees' will also star Farhan Akhtar along with Shahrukh Khan. The film is slated for 2015 Eid release. ‘We all have decided to release this film on Eid in 2015’, said Dholakia.

The interesting aspect of this film is that it will be the first time that Shahrukh and Farhan shall be seen together in a movie. Before this, Shah Rukh had acted as the main lead in the remake of Amitabh Bachchan’s film, ‘Don’ which was directed and co-produced by Farhan Akhtar in the year 2006 and in the sequel to ‘Don’ which was directed and co-written by Farhan. ‘Don 2’ was produced by Ritesh Sidhwani of Excel Entertainment who will also be producing ‘Raees’.

Another interesting thing to look out for in the film will be watching Farhan chasing Shah Rukh. The two are known to be very good friends and are held in high esteem in the acting field. It will be no doubt that the film will be a success. The names associated with the movie are already the main attraction.

The screenplay will be written by two Ahmedabad based journalists, Hari Mehta and Ashish Vashi. It has been known that it took Dholakia along with Mehta and Vashi more than two years to finish writing the script for the film.