Actress Mahira Khan has been cast as the heroine of Shahrukh Khan’s latest venture Raees. She auditioned for the role while in India last month while on tour for Zee Zindagi.
The film is directed by National Award winner Rahul Dholakia and also stars Farhan Akhtar. Shahrukh Khan plays a Gujurati don and Nawazuddin Saddiqui is to play to cop who’s after him.
Times of India reports that ‘SRK has dropped in at the audition to meet Mahira khan. According to the Deccan Chronicle Sonam Kapoor and Kriti Sanon were also contenders for the role but the director felt that Mahira captured the essence of the character best.