They don’t call him the king of Bollywood for no reason, and you will see exactly why when you watch Shahrukh Khan’s trailer of his upcoming gangster flick Raees

Since debuting in Bollywood in 1992 with Deewana, Khan has starred in over 80 films with many becoming box office smash hits and earning him awards and accolades in abundance. Shahrukh (SRK) experimented with his roles in the early 90’s and took on films such as Darr and Baazigar, which had negative shades to his character. These risks paid off and catapulted SRK to super stardom. Following on from such roles, Shahrukh moved to romantic films and was lovingly given the tag ‘king of romance’.

It seems even now at the pinnacle of his career, SRK is willing to experiment with his roles and Raees most certainly shows Khan in a brand new and exciting avtar.

The trailer for Raees was launched today with SRK interacting with fans in nine different cities in India through video conferencing. The trailer was launched in as many as 3,500 screens where Shah Rukh is seen having a live interaction through advanced UFO technology. The nine cities that were chosen to witness the Raees trailer first were Delhi, Indore, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Mumbai and Moga.

Shahrukh is playing a bootlegger who has dialogues to kill for, which proves once again why this superstar is always riding high.  

The film also stars Mahira Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui and is set to release on 25 January.