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Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees has grabbed the attention of Indian movie buffs big time. The response to the trailer was overwhelming. Shah Rukh recently met MNS Chief Raj Thackeray to have a peaceful release as the film involves Pakistani actress Mahira Khan.
Rumors were also flowing that Raees is based on the life of 80s Gujarat based bootlegger Abdul Latif. Shah Rukh Khan rubbished all the rumors. Raees makers also issued a statement to put the rumors to rest. The statement from Raees makers said, “In view of certain media reports that claim that the film Raees is based on a real life story and rumors to that effect are being circulated, we take this opportunity to clarify that the story of the film ‘Raees’ is a pure work of fiction, not based on any person; living or dead. All those making such claims, will realize it themselves, once they see the film. It is an imagined crime thriller set against the backdrop of Gujarat.”
Raees is directed by Rahul Dholakia and it is releasing on 25th January, 2017, clashing with Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil.