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Farhan Akhtar Is Determined To Get 'Raees' Released Without Bowing Down To Political Pressure

Akhtar is the producer of the film that stars Pakistani actress Mahira Khan along with Shah Rukh Khan.

08/11/2016 4:44 PM IST | Updated 08/11/2016 4:55 PM IST
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India's director-actor Farhan Akhtar waves on the red carpet of the Zee Cine Awards 2012 in Macau Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

New Delhi, Nov 8 (PTI) Filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, whose upcoming production Raees stars Pakistani actress Mahira Khan, says he is not worried about any opposition to its release as they have not "broken any law".

Last month Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil faced problems during release after some sections raised objections over the casting of Fawad Khan in the film.

The Ranbir Kapoor-Anushka Sharma starrer eventually hit theaters after a settlement was reached between the makers and the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS). The political outfit asked Johar and co to donate a sum of Rs. 5 crore to the Indian Army Welfare Fund.

When asked if he is bracing up for a tough release of Raees which features Shah Rukh Khan in the lead role, Farhan said, "We haven't broken any law, so there is nothing to be said beyond that."

Co-producer Ritesh Sidhwani said they are not thinking about anything else but only focusing on the release of the film.

"Ae Dil Hai Mushkil released. There was a (difficult) time and it has passed. We are working towards releasing the trailer very soon," Sidhwani told PTI.

Also starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Raees will release on January 26, 2017.

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