Take the upcoming movie 'Raees' for example, which draws heavy inspiration from the hooch king and crimelord Abdul Latif of Gujarat. Abdul Latif came from a humble background. He used to wait on tables in gambling dens where he started serving liquor as a teenager. He became a small-time bootlegger and eventually monopolised the illegal liquor business in Gujarat. In 1985, Latif joined hands with Alamzeb, a member of Mumbai's 'Pathan Gang', to counter his rival, Pappu Khan. He eventually killed Alamzeb with Dawood Ibrahim's help, later establishing himself as the kingpin of the Gujarat underworld.
Latif was wanted for at least 40 cases of murder and a similar number of kidnaps. For Maharashtra and Gujarat police, Alamzeb of Mumbai’s Pathan gang was a dreaded gangster. Almazeb was a messiah , protector and defender for the criminals of Gujarat especially from his community, however as is with the communities he was very much loved and respected by the minorities in the state.
Latif also indulged in kidnapping, gambling, extorting money from builders and businessmen and accepted contracts for murders. His operations extended across Gujarat, Daman, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Extortion,Murders,Arms Smuggling, Involvement in 93 Blasts, Over 100 Murders. Latif was involved in the murder of former Rajya Sabha member Rauf Valiullah four years ago. Late Haren Pandya (BJP) used to tell voters of Ellisbridge, Ahmedabad that "Vote aapti vakte Abdul Latif ne yaad rakhjo" (remember Abdul Latif while putting your votes) such was his notoriety in the town.
Over 100 AK 47, 50000 Bomb Grenades were seized from Abdul Latif's residence in 1995. He used to engineer Communal Riots in Ahmedabad.
In 1985 Latif Contested on 5 seats simultaneously in Ahmedabad and won every seat with record margin. He was in Jail at that time. It was a well known fact #Congress used to shield him like their own Son-In-Law. Saved him from every police action and every court of law. He was also involved in 1993 Blasts of Ahmedabad and Surat. He later escaped to Pakistan with Dawood Ibrahim.
It was Keshubhai Patel's promise that he will catch and finish Abdul Latif. He fullfilled his promise in 1995 when Latif was caught in Delhi. He was caught when Keshubhai was CM and In 1997 Abdul Latif was killed in a encounter near Naroda Patiya when he opened fire on Police. Shankar Singh Vaghela was CM at that time.
The famous favourite of Congress Mr Sohrabuddin Sheikh was driver of Abdul Latif. He later started his own extortion business and carried forward his business in collaboration with Dawood.
One of the main reason for BJP coming to Power in Gujarat was that they were always against Abdul Latif and other criminals and mafia dons. It's also a reason why it fails to get a single 'minority vote' unless a minority member himself is contesting on a BJP ticket.
Guess what - now Shahrukh Khan will project him as a businessman and a 'Minority Savior' !
Immortalizing public dreaded gangsters are a part of foreign funded Psychological warfare and Bollywood is rife with such movies which have now become a genre.
The movie, no doubt like those of the same genre before it, will glorify this gangster as a messiah of minorities totally obfuscating how these gangsters destroyed the social as well as communal harmony in the state. Because it was a horrific time in Gujarat when these crime-lords and their henchmen ruled the streets in all major towns of the state. Hindus and their women were at the mercy of these criminals and the tales of their atrocities are too degrading to be mentioned here.
And yet, a big name like Shahrukh is out to depict him as a noble being, in a big banner film. But such is our mafia funded bollywood, our film industry.
The Venomous Rabid Anti India conspiracy theorist Zaid Zaman Hamid had used derogatory terms like ‘Hindu baniya’ and ‘Indian’ interchangeably in many of his speeches. So does the posters of SRK's 2016 release Raees. The term for a muslim is cool and respectable 'Miyan Bhai'
To us it lays bare his deep mistrust of the Hindus and his islamic supremacist tendencies.
Now the people have to make a choice - to throw your hard earned money into a Bol-Dawood Movie glorifying a terrorist Kingpin or back up a pro-Indian movie like Bahubali.