The two will shake a leg to the 1980 chartbuster “Laila O Laila” for the upcoming crime-drama. Sunny’s face off with a journalist on a talk show, won her lot of praises. Only good things have followed her since then. Everyone from Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma to Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt taking up for the actress. Now the news is that, Sunny will be shaking a leg with Shah Rukh Khan in Rahul Dholakia’s crime-drama Raees.
Sunny and Shahrukh Khan will be dancing on Qurbani’s “Laila O Laila“ which featured Feroz Khan and Zeenat Aman. Producer duo Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, who are fans of the classic number, acquired the rights to Amit Kumar-Kanchan song which is being re-recorded and rendered with faster beats.
A source reveals, “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. A lavish set is being created in Mumbai and rehearsals are on in full swing,“
“She will begin shooting for Raees next month. It will be a two-day schedule,“ the source adds. The song will be shot in a similar club set-up as seen in the original 1980 film. Sunny will be wearing a white, sequinned gown and a feathery headgear, while trying to win over Shahrukh’s attention.
Mahira Khan, a Pakistani actress, will be playing Shahrukh’s Lady Love.