Didn’t want to play cop in Raees: Farhan

Actor Farhan Akhtar says he chose to opt out of Shah Rukh Khan’s forthcoming Raees as he did not want to play a police officer again.

The 41-year-old Dil Dhadakne Do star will be seen as an ATS officer in Bejoy Nambiar’s Wazir, which also stars Amitabh Bachchan.When asked if playing the role of a cop again was the reason why he did not do Raees, Farhan said, “Yes, absolutely right. Raees was supposed to happen at a very different time. It was not about not wanting to play a police officer in it, it was about not wanting to do it immediately.

So it would’ve been the next thing I would have shot for (after Wazir),” he told reporters. The actor was speaking at the trailer launch of Wazir. Farhan, who is co-producing Raees through his banner Excel Entertainment, said he was a bit “uncomfortable” to play a similar character but is happy actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is doing the part now.

“I was a bit uncomfortable with that. The two are completely different projects but more or less you’re playing the same kind of character. The foundation is the same so I didn’t want to do it. But it’s fantastic because we have Nawazuddin who is playing that character, he is a fantastic actor.” Farhan also said that currently he has no plans to make Don 3.

“No plans yet. I’ve always maintained I have enjoyed writing that character. He is a very exciting character to write for and I had a tremendous time working with Shah Rukh.

Hopefully something will come along. But I really don’t have a plan.” The actor, however, did not divulge any details regarding the cast. 
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