The nearly 3-minute Zaalima song is filmed in a desert backdrop with SRK and Mahira Khan both dressed in Arab-inspired black outfits. SRK is also seen donning sunglasses and Kohl-eyes – his trademark look in Raees. In the second part of the song, the backdrop is a romantic beach setting at dusk time. There are more sequences in the song including a home setting, a starry-night bon-fire one and a racy, wet look.
“When love strikes, no heart is spared... not even of Raees,” Red Chillies Entertainment’s caption for the romantic song goes. The song touched nearly 500k within hours of release showing the pent-up appetite for Raees.
Raees, SRK’s big ticket release of 2017 is scheduled to open in theaters on January 25th for Republic Day. The film clashes with Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam’s Kaabil. Raees is directed by Rahul Dholakia and is produced by Red Chillies Entertainment and Excel Entertainment.
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) January 5, 2017
Watch the romantic track Zaalima from Raees here: