Worried about expectations from 'Raees': Rahul Dholakia

Rahul Dholakia, whose forthcoming Shah Rukh Khan starrer "Raees" is releasing soon, and so is Hrithik starrer Kaabil, and the director says he is not worried about this whatsoever.

"As a director, the release date is not in my hand. So, I am not worried about 'Raees' and 'Kaabil' date clash, but people's expectation," Dholakia said here.

"From the day we launched the trailer, people started expecting something extra special from the film, and rightfully so. It is a larger than life film starring actors like Shah Rukh, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Atul Kulkarni and some other fine actors of our time. I just hope we match that (expectation) and people love the film," he added.

After, a lot of tests, time and hard work over a period of five years, the movie is finally getting its due and a release soon.

The director said having an actor like Shahrukh on the sets helped a lot.

Sharing one memorable incident, he said: "There is a nice romantic scene where Raees holds Aasiya (Mahira) up and turns her around. So, Shah Rukh suggested taking it in a speedy frame and I agreed to that. After taking the shot, I checked the monitor and said, 'Isn't it too filmy?'

"I heard a voice from behind, and Shah Rukh said, "We're making a film only'. We actually kept that on final edit and it's a beautiful scene."

-Suneela Kirloskar