'Raees' won’t invite backlash, there is nothing against anyone: Rahul Dholakia

Filmmaker Rahul Dholakia has said there is nothing in his upcoming film Raaes to invite a backlash.
Raees, Rahul Dholakia, Abdul Latif, Shah Rukh Khan
India TV Entertainment Desk Mumbai December 11, 2016 14:51 IST

Filmmaker Rahul Dholakia has said there is nothing in his upcoming film "Raaes" to invite a backlash. 

Shah Rukh Khan starrer Raaes will show how banned alcohol is sold unlawfully in Gujarat, where it has been banned for decades.  

The action-drama tells the story of bootlegger Raees (Shah Rukh Khan) whose business is challenged and eventually thwarted by a police officer, played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui. 

"There is nothing like that in the film that will invite backlash. Once you watch the film you will get absorbed in the world of Raees. There is nothing like that to be afraid of in the film. There is nothing against anyone, it is not bad about anyone," Rahul told PTI. 

The "Parzania" director, who took two years to make "Raaes", feels every film is a challenge. 

"I think there are challenges in every film, specially when it is an original subject, so everywhere you have to fictionalise. It's not that we have copied from somewhere." 

“Raees” is reportedly based on underworld don Abdul Latif whose arrest was made an election issue by the BJP in 1995 assembly elections in Gujarat. 

Also starring Pakistani actress Mahira Khan, "Raaes", produced by Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani and Gauri Khan, will open in theatres on January 25.

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