BOMBAY TIMES (January 23, 2017)

Actors usually take off on a whirlwind of gently city tours for film promotions, but for Raees, Shah Rukh Khan is doing it differ. He will visit the capital to promote the film but instead of taking a flight, he will hop onto an express train. Team Raees, including producer Ritesh Sidhwani and director Rahul Dholakia, will board the August Kranti Rajdhani Express to Delhi today at 5 pm from Mumbai Central railway station. It will reach Hazrat Nizamuddin station in Delhi at 10.55 am tomorrow, halting at Andheri, Borivali, Vapi, Valsad, Surat, Baruch, Baroda, Ratlam, Kota, Savai Madhopur and Mathura. Keeping in tune with the character of the film, SRK wanted to take a train journey to connect with the masses that use this mode of transport to travel across the country. Needless to add, a few copassengers are going to be envied by millions of others as it's not every day that a superstar hops on for a train ride with you. This year, Shah Rukh completes 25 years in the industry. He has obviously travelled by train in the early days of his career, and this idea will probably take him back in time and leave him feeling nostalgic. 
Sonil Dedhia (MID-DAY; January 23, 2017)

In a a bid to promote his upcoming crime-thriller, Raees, Shah Rukh Khan is set to take a train ride from Mumbai to Delhi. According to sources, producer Ritesh Sidhwani and director Rahul Dholakia will also accompany the actor. “The train is August Kranti which will leave Bombay Central at 5 pm and reach Hazrat Nizamuddin station at 10.55 am next day,” says the source.

“The train will halt at several stations including Vapi, Surat, Baruch, Baroda, Ratlam, Kota, Savai Modhopur and Mathura. The team wants to combine the work trip with a fair share of play,” added the source. SRK will also apparently get off at all the stations to promote the film. “The film’s team is currently trying to obtain the necessary permissions and is looking into issues like security. Shah Rukh is also planning to mingle with his co-passengers and distribute merchandise like sunglasses and lockets, which he wears in the film,” informs the source.

Set in Gujarat, Raees touches upon the crumbling of the alcohol industry in the state among other illegal activities. In the past, Imtiaz Ali, along with Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone had hopped on to a Delhi bound train to promote their film Tamasha.