Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who won applause for his negative role in Salman Khan starrer 'Kick', has now replaced Farhan Akhtar in Ritesh Sidhwani's 'Raees' which stars Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan.
According to a report in a leading daily, since Farhan's 'Rock On 2' dates are clashing with 'Raees', the actor has been replaced by Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who has already accepted the role.
This news comes as a relief as earlier, 'Raees' was rumoured to be shelved. Producer Ritesh Sidhwani too dismissed these rumours and quoted to the daily, â€œThe film is very much happening and would be going on-floors in February 2015 and will be wrapped up by June 2015.â€
However, the release date of the film and the lead actress are yet to be finalized. Ritesh clarified that 'Raees' release will depend upon the release of Shah Rukh's next film 'Fan'.