Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan in a still from Raees.Red Chillies Entertainment/ YouTube screenshot

A week after it was being said that one of the two romantic songs from Raees has been dropped, reports have surfaced that Shah Rukh Khan and Mahira may shoot it in either Dubai or Morocco.

"Pritam has composed a couple of songs for the film out of which one is definitely going to be included in Raees. The song could be shot in Morocco or Dubai as Shah Rukh's schedule already includes a visit to these places," a source told SpotboyE.

This could be a problem considering how SRK has promised MNS Chief Raj Thackeray that he will not work with Pakistan-based artistes in the future. But, the makers aren't left with much of an option because Mahira doesn't want too many cuts.

A source informed Mid-Day that the leading lady has demanded that her role remain the way it was in the original or else nothing at all. She doesn't wish what happened to Fawad Khan in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil for her.

"She wanted either a well-fleshed out role like the story originally had, or nothing at all. She wasn't okay with a superfluous part like Fawad's in ADHM. Though the makers tried to reason with her, they eventually conceded that she doesn't deserve a raw deal. It was a deliberate move to feature her prominently in the trailer too," the insider further elaborated.

Directed by Rahul Dholakia, Raees is scheduled to be released on January 25, same day as Hrithik Roshan's Kaabil. The crime-thriller film also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub in key roles.