SRK, Mahira’s ‘Raees’ lands in legal trouble


WEB DESK: A case has been lodged against mega star Shah Rukh Khan and the entire team of his upcoming movie Raees for playing a character that is loosely based on an alleged gangster Abdul Latif, who ran the illicit liquor business in Gujarat during the 1990s, when the prohibition was at its peak.

Taking offence to the way Abdul Latif would be shown in the film, his son Mustak Ahmed Abdul Latif Shaikh has sent a legal notice to the team.

Pink villa reported that nine prominent people from the team of Raees including Shah Rukh Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, producer Ritesh Sidhwani and director Rahul Dholakia have landed in legal trouble for making a film on Abdul Latif’s life.

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The legal notice advises the team “from screening, promoting, releasing, publiccising, advertising and exploiting the Hindi film titled Raees.”

The notice further reads that Latif was “a famous businessman with deep roots in society.”

Raees is scheduled to be released on Eid this year. Our very own Mahira Khan plays SRK’s lead lady in the film.

The shooting of the film is probably in the wrap up stage. Recently, both the lead actors were spotted at various locations of Mumbai while shooting for some crucial scenes in the movie.

INDIAN EXPRESS

Let’s see how King Khan responds to the law suit.