King Khan’s upcoming film Raees is facing a legal case. A court in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, on Friday (April 29) issued a notice to the production house. The notice is in response to a case filed by the son of gangster Abdul Latif, claiming damaging the image of his late father.
Civil court judge of Ahmedabad issued notices to Red Chillies Entertainment Private Limited, Khan’s production house, and co-producers Excel Entertainment and Rahul Dholakia Productions. Replies are to be filed on May 11, reported PTI.
Raees is reportedly based on the life of gangster Abdul Latif. His son Mushtaq also gave warning against the release of the film as well as its promotional material.
The case demands Rs 101 crore in damages. In the second part of the film, there is some scene which is based on the life of gangster which defames the image of his family. The petitioner claims that when the script was being researched, his family members were consulted, and the producers had also advertised that the film was based on Latif’s life.
Directed by Rahul Dholakia, Raees stars SRK in the role of the bootlegger while Mahira Khan plays his wife. The film also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui. It is slated for an Eid 2016 release.
Latif was known as an active member of Dawood Ibrahim’s gang, wanted by police in dozens of cases of murder and kidnapping for Dawood Ibrahim’s gang.
He was arrested in 1995 and killed by the police in 1997 while trying to escape from the Sabarmati Jail in Ahmedabad.