Tragedy struck in Vadodara late on Monday night during one of Raees‘s promotional tours. The cast and crew of the film boarded the train from Mumbai to Delhi with some journalists and the plan was to do fun activities throughout journey. Reportedly, a politician named Farid Khan got caught in the mad rush at the station as fans were gathering to catch a glimpse of Shah Rukh Khan. He suffered a cardiac arrest, was rushed to hospital and was declared dead on arrival.
One of our colleagues was travelling with us. Her uncle came down to see her at the Vadodra and then he suffered from a cardiac arrest. It’s really unfortunate because we’d really thought of this as a journey where we’d all travel and spend time with each other. And you know, when one of your own loses someone on a trip like this, it saddens us all. On behalf of everyone I’d just like to say that our blessings and prayers are with the whole family. She’s reached there, I just spoke with her. I think the burial is an hour or half and hour. We have some of our people with the family members also, so inshallah, God will bless his soul.