With Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees just a day way from its release, the superstar is leaving no stone unturned to promote the film. In a new promotional act, the actor boarded the train from Mumbai to Delhi and arrived at the Delhi railway station today morning amid much fanfare.

A large number of people gathered at the station just to get a glimpse of Shah Rukh, as we don’t get to see stars traveling by train on a regular basis. Before leaving for Delhi, the actor said that he is nervous and excited for this journey and is looking forward to it.

In an interview with ANI, Shah Rukh told many things about the film and his role. He also spoke about his co-star Mahira Khan and revealed the real reason for choosing the railway route for promotions.

Here’s what he said:

On traveling by train

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Shah Rukh Khan in train from Mumbai to Delhi

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We wanted to cover as many cities as possible in minimum time and that’s how we decided to travel by train. Also, Raees is a very earthy film set in India, so to maintain the dignity of the film we came up with this solution. In fact, I myself has not traveled by Indian railways in a long time, so we packed our bags and boarded the train.

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On Mahira Khan

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Shah Rukh Khan, Mahira Khan in Raees
(Courtesy: Twitter| @RaeesTheFilm)

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The film is very realistic and I am not playing some hero. So, the makers wanted to pair me up with a new face. The auditions for the actress started a year back and finally after much look out, Mahira was selected for the role. Also, Mahira is a very talented girl and her acting is very realistic as she comes from a TV and theater background.

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On being left alone on the sets

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Shah Rukh Khan in Raees
(Courtesy: Instagram| @raeesthefilm)

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Nobody on the sets used to talk to me. At first, I though they are busy with the film’s making and other stuff, but later they told me that they were scared of me. Since I used to wear Kajal for my role, everybody on the sets told me that I look scary and angry.