Gangster’s son drags SRK’s Raees to court
Shah Rukh Khan’s movie ‘Raees’ has found itself in legal soup after gangster Abdul Latif’s son, Mustaq Ahmad, filed a defamation suit against the makers.
Ahmad filed a suit of Rs. 101 crore alleging that the movie ‘defames’ his late father. The court today sent legal notices to the movie’s producers.
The storyline of Raees, featuring Shah Rukh Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Mahira Khan is based on the life of Abdul Latif, a bootlegger in Ahmedabad in the 1980s.
Although the makers had consulted the family members before scripting, his son claims that the second half of the movie defames his father and sheds negative light on their family. Since the family’s reputation was at stake, he filed a suit demanding Rs. 101 in damages and seeking injunction against the release of the film as well as its promotional material.
In response Mustaq Ahmad’s suit, a local court in Ahmedabad has issued notices to Red Chillies Entertainment Private Limited- owned by Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri- as well as co-producers Excel Entertainment and Rahul Dholakia Productions and demanded their replies by 11th of May.
While the makers were already struggling to find an appropriate release date for the action thriller, this legal dispute has added another complication to its release.