Blame it on the Pakistani connection- Mahira Khan, looks like there's going to be no political relief for Raees. I mean, despite Shah Rukh Khan going out of his way and trying his best to make peace with MNS chief Raj Thackeray, the Chhattisgarh wing has now sent out threatening letters to ban Raees from releasing in theaters. Yes, famous trade analyst and film-distributor Akshaye Rathi has shared an alarming picture of the threat letter that he received yesterday. Taking up to Twitter, he wrote, "Dear Aditya Thackeray, we have received this threat letter from your Chhattisgarh unit against playing Shah Rukh Khan's Raees. Do you endorse it?" We looked closely to see what exactly is written in the letter and the first line itself says "Film Raees par rok lagane ki baabat nivedan" (Hold Raees' release). Now we dunno what measures will be taken over this. Does it mean Raees will be banned only in Chattisgarh or are these threat letters being circulated even in Mumbai? Also read: Mahira Khan joins Shah Rukh Khan's Raees promotions without coming to India
Akshaye Rathi is seeking help from everyone associated with Shah Rukh Khan's Raees and also the fans who can help spread a word against this hooliganism in the form of political threats. He further added, "Request all @iamsrk fans to help me bring this to the notice of @AUThackeray. I'm sure he will take action against this nuisance. #Raees." We are yet to hear an official statement from the makers of Raees but are things going to get worse considering Raees is set to release on January 25, which is just about 14 days from now? It seems like the Indo-Pak tension, which had calmed down a little, is again back to haunt the filmmakers. Even Filmfare Awards is facing a lot of ire right now for nominating Pakistani artistes Fawad Khan, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Atif Aslam in the main categories.
The last we heard about Raees is that despite India's ban on Pakistani artistes, Mahira Khan is secretly promoting the film by doing skype interviews in India. Will this too face any kind of protests now? Keep watching this space as we'll be back with more updates on this hot story, right here only on BollywoodLife.
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