Mumbai: Shah Rukh Khan seems to be in a mood to dissociate his upcoming gangster saga 'Raees' from all sort of political controversies.
After visiting Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray at his house and assuring that his Pakistani leading lady won't be flown down to India and nor will he be working with a Pakistani artiste in the future, the actor has now sent out a joint statement with the film's makers, ietaring that the film is not based on anyone, but a work of fiction.
The film is allegedly based on the life of the 80's Gujarat-based bootlegger Abdul Latif, who also supposedly was great associate of Dawood Ibrahim.
However, SRK came out rubbishing all rumours.
"In view of certain media reports that claim that the film 'Raees' is based on a real-life story and rumours to that effect 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 realise it themselves, once they see the film. It is an imagined crime thriller set against the backdrop of Gujarat," the makers said in a statement.
Well, with the trailer being as unanimously appreciated as it was, it would need a miracle for the makers to lose the plot from here.
'Raees' is scheduled to release alongside 'Kaabil,' on January 25, 2017....