Sunny Leone wooing Shah Rukh Khan in "Raees" would be a sight to behold. Unfortunately, the makers are snipping it off, but only from the prints that are to be released in Pakistan.
According to a Deccan Chronicle source, the team believes that the item number would be too much for the audience across the border. "Raees has a deep Pakistan connection. The film's leading lady Mahira Khan is from Pakistan and the protagonist is a Muslim businessman. The makers feel that Sunny's sequence may be a little risque for the Pakistani audience," the insider further added.
Sunny came into picture much later, almost when the "Raees" unit was winding up their project. Shah Rukh and the producers felt that the film was missing a zing. That was when they decided to rope in the "One Night Stand" actress as leading lady's Mahira Khan's character is too "sedate to be seductive."
In the crime-drama, Shah Rukh and Sunny will be seen matching steps to "Laila O Laila," the chartbuster from the 1980s, starring Zeenat Aman and Feroz Khan.
"Raees is set in the '80s and there was need of a song sequence. The makers unanimously selected "Laila O Laila" which perfectly fits with the dark, gangster theme and period. It was suggested to Shah Rukh and it was his idea to get Sunny on board," an insider informed Mumbai Mirror a few months ago.
Scheduled to release on Jan. 26, 2017, Rahul Dholakia's "Raees" will see Shah Rukh and Mahira pair up for the first time. Although the team has wrapped up shoot, the superstar said he will reshoot some of the action sequences as it didn't turn out the way he would have liked.