Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Raees’ seems to be in a spot of legal bother after the gangster, Abdul Latif’s son Mushtaq Sheikh issued fresh threats against the release of the film.
It was revealed earlier this year that Sheikh had filed a Rs. 100 crore defamation case against the makers, who then claimed that the film was “pure fiction” and had no bearing on the gangster. Mid-Day reports Sheikh expressing discontent over the way his father is allegedly portrayed in the film. He alleges that he wasn’t aware the lead character would be portrayed as one who ran a brothel and used women to deliver liquor consignments.
Sheikh told the publication, “I have watched the film’s trailer, and what they (makers) say doesn’t matter. It is clearly based on my father’s life. I will wait till the matter is taken up in court again after the film’s release.”
Sheikh’s personal legal counsel, Ilyas Pathan, told Mid-Day, “Another major bone of contention is the depiction of Latif’s wife. No hijab-wearing lady of Daryapuri has ever been caught for being involved in the liquor business. The local Muslim community has taken offense to the inappropriate depiction and intends to file a petition. Haraam ki cheezein dikha rahe ho jo ki sach nahin hai.”