'Raees' trailer puts Shah Rukh Khan into legal trouble
New Delhi : So far the journey for Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming movie ‘Raees’ has been difficult. Be it clash with Hrithik Roshan’s movie Kaabil or the involvement of Pakistani actress in the cast, troubles don’t seem to end for it.
Adding to the list is a complaint filed against Shah Rukh Khan for hurting religious sentiments of the Shia Muslim community in India.
As per complaint, Trailer shows SRK in black garb doing maatam, a ritual that Shias follow during the mourning months of Muharram. In an extension to that chase scene shows SRK jumping across rooftops and also over juloos (procession) carrying alam Mubarak. This, according to Shia theology is considered as disrespect.
An Alam is considered to be a religious flag of Islam and it is said to be carried by the Prophet Muhammed, Hazrat Ali and Hazrat Abbas ibn Ali during battles or expeditions. The battle of Karbala further glorifies its importance.
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The complaint has been registered at Mayur Vihar Police station. The Shia community members have also written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and censor board about their objection.
In past, Raees release date has been changed several times to avoid business loss. Now the film is slated to hit the silver screens on January 26, 2017.