A certain scene of the film was set to be shot on the famous Sarkhej Roza, an old mosque in Ahmedabad. Following the disruptions faced by the unit previous due to protests, the crew had deployed around 400 policemen to protect SRK from any harm. But what they failed to do was ask for the required permission from ASI (Archeological Survey of India…for the ignorant lot!), under whose jurisdiction the mosque falls, to deploy such a large force within the mosque. Naturally, the officials interfered in the shoot, and it got cancelled. The unit is now trying to get the necessary papers ready so that they resume shooting without further disruptions.
Raees is scheduled to release this August, where it will clash with Salman Khan’s Sultan. Shah Rukh Khan is playing a Gujarati don in the film, which will also star Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Pakistani actress Mahira Khan.