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Gangster’s son sues SRK for defaming father in ‘Raees’ demanding Rs 101 crore

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AHMEDABAD — A local court in Ahmedabad issued a notice to Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s production house in response to a suit filed by the son of the Gujrati gangster Abdul Latif, claiming damages for defaming his late father.

City civil court judge RT Vatsani issued notices to Red Chillies Entertainment Private Limited, Khan’s production house, and co-producers Excel Entertainment and Rahul Dholakia Productions.

Replies are to be filed by May 11.

The film is reportedly based on the life of gangster Abdul Latif. His son Mustaq Ahmad also sought ban against the release of the film as well as its promotional materials. The film will release on July 3.

The second part of the film shows Latif in a very defamatory manner and damages the family’s reputation, the suit says, while demanding Rs 101 crore in damages.

The petitioner claims that when the script was being researched, his family members were consulted and the producers had also advertised that the film was based on Latif’s life.

The film, starring Shah Rukh, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Mahira Khan, tells the story of Raees Khan, a bootlegger who operated in 1980s Gujarat.

Latif, wanted in dozens of cases of murder, kidnapping and bootlegging, was said to be a part of Dawood Ibrahim gang. He was arrested in 1995 and killed by police in 1997 while trying to escape from Sabarmati jail here.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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