When it comes to promoting movies, who knows the art better than Bollywood’s King Khan. This time, Shahrukh planned something really different to promote his upcoming movie Raees, releasing this Friday.
On Monday, Shah Rukh Khan boarded the August Kranti Rajdhani Express for Delhi from the Mumbai Central railway station as part of the promotions of his upcoming film ‘Raees’.
Thousands of SRK fans gathered at the Mumbai Central station to catch a glimpse of the badshah of Bollywood and cheered him upon his arrival. The ‘Raees’ actor waved to his fans as he boarded the train and settled down for the journey thereafter.
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Talking to the reporters while leaving Mannat for this unique promotion, Shah Rukh Khan said, “I came to Mumbai for the first time by train. It’s a 16-17 hour journey so I am very excited and nervous as I am travelling by train after a very long time. I had gone with my kids two-three times before but this one will also be fun as the whole ‘Raees’ team is with us.”
Revisiting the memories of his railway journeys in past, SRK revealed that he went to Taj Mahal by train with his first salary. He also revealed how he was travelling to Mumbai and didn’t know that the reserved coach turns into a local upon its arrival in the outskirts of the city. He said, “I didn’t know that we were supposed to share our seats although I had reserved a berth and was scolded.” He added, “I had travelled a lot in Delhi and had also travelled in train while shooting for Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.”
On being asked about the expectations from his fans, Shah Rukh Khan said, “When the world makes you a star, expectations should be there. ‘Agar humse ummeedin nahi hongi to kisse hongi’. I am not nervous. The film is good, it has popular masala and substance. It is a new type of film and I hope the people will like it.”
SRK also revealed that there is a train scene in ‘Raees’ in which he will be seen enjoying Biryani.
On being asked about his iconic train scene in ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’, the actor said, “We had shot the scene in very much hurry. I didn’t know it will become such an iconic scene.”