Live: Shah Rukh Khan's train journey for Raees
Superstar Shah Rukh Khan is on a multi city promotional tour for his upcoming film Raaes
. For the Delhi promotion, Shah Rukh, 51, ditched his preferred air travel in favour of a train journey. The actor and Raees
director and producer Rahul Dholakia and Ritesh Sidhwani are on the train from Mumbai to Delhi. They boarded the August Kranti Rajdhani Express from Bombay Central Railway at 5.40 pm. The train reached Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin station on Tuesday morning. Excited much? Watch this space as we travel with Shah Rukh Khan from Mumbai to Delhi. Like Raaes bhai
said: "Aaraha hu main
The air was pierced with only two words 'Shah Rukh... Shah Rukh...'
The crowd went berserk for a glimpse of Shah Rukh
Shah Rukh Khan hits destination Delhi!
Shah Rukh Khan reaches Mathura
Also, Raees is Pakistani actress Mahira Khan's Bollywood debut. She plays Raees' wife
Shah Rukh was welcomed by special guests at Vadodara:
"I wish I had brought AbRam along with me," said Shah Rukh. "Because he loves to travel. And he knows the whole team, he would have been comfortable," he added.
Sunny is also part of Team Raees as she features in a special song Laila O Laila in the film. The song is a reprised version of Zeenat Aman's popular Laila O Laila from 1980 film Qurbani
Meanwhile, Sunny Leone was also spotted on board
Raees director Rahul Dholakia described the scene at Kota as "insane"
Raees Alam made a stop at Kota.
Shah Rukh Khan thanked the people of Gujarat for their love and affection
Shah Rukh Khan interacts with the crowd at Vapi station
Shah Rukh Khan received a royal welcome at Vapi. The crowd pushed forward to get a glimpse of the superstar. SRK waved to his fans and distributed some gifts as well
Before leaving for the station, SRK told the press that he took the train to Agra with his first salary. When he went to Mumbai the first time, he didn't realise the train becomes a local when it enters the city and was scolded by others for taking up a whole berth
SRK being escorted through the crowd to the train earlier
A neat bit of PR for the new song from Raees
Inside and on the phone
Bye bye, SRK
That's what we call a blockbuster send-off
SRK catches the train
NDTV's Beverly White is on the train but if any of you are rather jealous that she's achieved quite the coup with a coupe next to SRK, let her burst that bubble - several compartments separate them but as the evening goes on she's hoping that she will have the pleasure of trainspotting and celeb spotting, all in one go, with SRK
A superstar also has to stick to a timetable when it comes to trains. SRK made it onto the train just by the skin of his teeth and the superstar is now on track for his grand railroad journey
The train has left. With SRK onboard. Phew!
"I was so excited and nervous because I was going to travel by train after a very long time," SRK said of his 18-hour journey before leaving home for the station
There's 3 minutes to go before the train leaves and there's no sign of SRK. He claims to be nervous about the journey - but surely he can't be more nervous than we are. Where are you, SRK?
Dear SRK, hope you won't miss the train...
"Is he (SRK) actually travelling the entire distance by train? With passengers?" someone tweeted. The answer is yes, and SRK will also be getting off at stations on the way to interact with the crowd on the platform - Surat, Baroda, Kota, Sawai Madhopur, Mathura, are you ready?
The scene at Mumbai Central is one of great excitement with SRK expected any minute. Cries of 'Shah Rukh, Shah Rukh' pierce the air. The August Kranti Express is scheduled to leave at 5.40pm
SRK and Indian Rail have a history, from the climax scene of DDLJ to Chaiyya Chaiyya in Dil Se to Chennai Express
The train SRK will be catching
In another tweet, SRK revealed that he will be repeating (in reverse) the journey he originally made to make it big in Bollywood
SRK is using the time he has before he boards the train to reply to folks tweeting him about Raees. To a question on whether the film will pull in Rs 200 crore, SRK responded:
SRK and Salman danced to songs from Raees
Sunny Leone performed Laila Main Laila
, her song from Raees
, on Bigg Boss 10
SRK and actress Sunny Leone were on last night's episode of Bigg Boss 10
, hosted by Salman Khan, to promote Raees
Raees stars SRK as the title character, a boot-legger named Raees Alam whose empire is challenged by a cop played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui. The film is set in 1980s Gujarat
Shah Rukh Khan is packing his bags for New Delhi, where he will be promoting his new film Raees. But he doesn't have a flight ticket booked. SRK, 51, director Rahul Dholakia and producer Ritesh Sidhwani will be boarding the August Kranti Express from Mumbai this evening around 5pm and will chug into Hazrat Nizamuddin station tomorrow morning. Raees opens on Wednesday