A local court yesterday issued a notice to Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s production house in response to a suit filed by the son of the gangster Abdul Latif, claiming damages for defaming his late father.

City civil court judge R T Vatsani 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 by 11 May.

The film is reportedly based on Latif’s life. His son Mustaq Ahmad also sought injunction against the release of the film as well as its promotional material. The second part of the film shows Latif in a very defamatory manner and damages the family’s reputation, the suit says, while demanding Rs 101 crore in damages.

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.

The film, starring Shah Rukh, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Mahira Khan, tells the story of Raees Khan, a bootlegger who operated in 1980s in Gujarat will release on 3 July.

Latif, wanted in dozens of cases of murder, kidnapping and bootlegging, was said to be a part of Dawood Ibrahim gang. He was arrested in 1995 and killed by police in 1997 while trying to escape from Sabarmati jail here.

Via Deccan Chronicles

10 COMMENTS

  1. ha ha film ko release karne ka date hi nahi milraha bichareko upar se a ha ha ab to sayad film ko release hi na kare

  2. Best release dates for RAEES

    #Eid 2016 –
    Yeah i know Sulthan is also scheduled to release on same date but i feel that Raees is the best suitable big film to release on Eid 2016.In social media also, Raees is the winner in most poll about Raees nd Sulthan. Most of all among srk nd salman, salman already released his last two films in Eid nd Diwali., nd Srk already had a non festive release. Of course RAEES shooting is completed nd Sulthan is still not completed. (I also really want the clash)

    #September 9
    Already Baar baar dekho is scheduled to release on this Bakrid holiday wknd.I just want u to remind that Raees nd BBD is producing by the same production house,, So it will be good if they released Raees on Sep 9 (by postponing BBD on another date)

    #Diwali 2016
    KARAN JOHAR’s ADHM nd Ajay Devgan ‘s Shivaay is scheduled to release on Diwali period. There r romours that Srk is in discussion with Karan to get the Diwali period (by postponing ADHM to a later date).It can be possible bcz of two reasons,
    1.Karan is considering Srk as his own brother nd Srk in many occasion said that Karan is like his family member. So it will not be a surprise if ADHM postponed to another date for releasing Raees on Diwali.
    2.Ranbir is currently is working on Jagga jasoos nd the movie shooting can be completed only in the month of June. If the movie completed on June then also it will take at least two months for post production. That means it will be ready to release only in the month September. But a Ranbir Kapoor movie need at least 2months gap to release his movie otherwise it will not be wise decision. In that case he can not release Jagga jasoos on this year bcz of his another movie ADHM is scheduled to release on Diwali in the month October .So Jagga jassos have to release in 2017!!! But the problem is already the film is surrounded with huge negativity nd the trade is considering the film as a sure ‘shot flop’. Its release date of the movie shifted multiple times. If Raees pushed to 2017 then they hav to release the movie in the middle of Raees, Kaabil, Baadshaho, Baahubali 2, some other big hollywood movies, etc.. I also think the valentine day wknd will also book by some other big movie.!!!
    Considering this all it will be huge risk for Jagga jassos to shift the movie to 2017 in the middle of big films. So in my opinion Ranbir will have to postpone ADHM to 2017 Valines day wknd, bcz it will suit the date perfectly nd ADHM is considered as a sure shot winner nd big film at the boxoffice so no movie will try to clash with the film. Also if they postponed then Raees will release on Diwali nd ADHM can release on Valentines day smoothly. In that case Jagga jasoos can also release in 2017 in my opinion November will be a great period bcz no big film is scheduled to release on that period. Moreover Srk birth day is on the same period

    #November 2016
    Only one reason there is no big film sceduled to release on that period nd it will be wiser than trying to clash with Kaabil on Jan 2017.

    #26 th Jan 2017
    Only if solo release

    #March 10
    It will be late but it is one of the best period to release film bcz of huge hollydays.

  3. Gangster ko support karne k liye Indian court aur government hamesha aage rehne hai. Baate badi badi karte hai.

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