Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming film Raees’ trailer released recently and went on to break numerous records in terms of the number of hits it gained on Youtube and Social Media. The first song of the film ‘Laila O Laila’ featuring Sunny Leone has added more buzz to the film.
But there seems to be some trouble for the makers of the film. Since sometime, numerous reports of Shah Rukh’s character in the film being based on late Gujarat-based liquor mafia ‘don’ Abdul Latif had been doing the rounds, but the makers had clarified that they weren’t true.
However, Abdul Latif’s son Mustaq Shaikh believed that the portrayal was lopsided and had lodged a defamation suit worth Rs. 100 crores in April against the makers in the Gujarat High Court demanding a stay on the film. The court had directed Shaikh to watch the film before coming to a conclusion and he is now set to take legal action against the film after the release of the film.
“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,” Shaikh told mid-day.
‘Raees’ also stars Mahira Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui among others.