Mahira Khan’s presence in Raees has already caused a lot of political problems.
Although SRK tried his best to ensure smooth release for the film, by talking and making peace with Raj Thackeray, the MNS chief, things are still messed up. Now the rival party, Shiv Sena is creating hurdles for the release.
Now, threatening letters have been sent out by Shiv Sena (Chhattisgarh wing) to ban the release of Raees in theaters.
Akshaye Rathi, the film distributor and trade analyst tweeted the picture of these threat letters which he received. The very first line of the letter read “Film Raees par Rok lagane ki baabat nivedan”. Akshaye tweeted about this and tagged Aditya Thackeray, Sena youth wing president, seeking an explanation.
We have no clue how this situation will be handled. As of now, Akshaye is contacting everyone to get help and assurance for a smooth release. He has also appealed to the fans to unite and stop these political threats.
As of now, Akshaye is desperate to talk to Aditya Thackeray about this, as he believes he will take immediate action. Raees makers haven’t given out any official confirmation yet, but looking at the letters, we can really feel that things might go haywire post release.
One more doubt which comes to our mind after reading these letters is whether the movie will be banned only in Chhatisgarh or whether it would be banned in other parts too. Just 14 days left for the release; let’s see what happens.