18/03/2016 4:21 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST

Sunny Leone To Shake A Leg With Shah Rukh Khan In 'Raees'

HuffPost Staff

Shah Rukh Khan fans looking forward to his upcoming flick Raees have another reason to rejoice, as Sunny Leone is going to make a cameo in the film.

Leone, who was recently seen in an anti-smoking commercial along with Alok Nath and Deepak Dobriyal will shake a leg with Khan to the classic Bollywood chartbuster 'Laila o Laila' from the film Qurbani (1980), according to a Mumbai Mirror report.

The filmmakers have acquired the rights to the song which was originally composed by the duo Kalyanji Anandji, and featured actress Zeenat Aman.

Now, for Raees, music producers Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar will reportedly re-record the song with faster beats.

"Raees is set in the 1980s 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," a source told Mirror.

Directed by Rahul Dholakia of Parzania fame, Raees is set in Gujarat and revolves around a bootlegger named Raees Khan. Featuring Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Mahira Khan in key roles, the film is set to hit the theatres in July 2016.

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