Chhota Shakeel confirms threat calls, Coffee With D release postponed

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A still from Coffee With D

The release of the Sunil Grover-starrer Coffee With D has been postponed. The film was scheduled to release this Friday. Based on the 1993 Mumbai blast, the film’s director and producer had alleged they had been threatened on phone by underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s men. The news is, Dawood’s brother Chhota Shakeel has confirmed the threat calls, according to a news channel (check the links at the end of the copy). And the makers have no other option than postponing the release.

Director Vishal Mishra and producer Vinod Ramani, who lodged a complaint with the Parliament Street police station in New Delhi, have been given protection. Shakeel wants the makers to delete the scenes which show the Don in a negative light. Says Ramani, “Chhota Shakeel has clearly said that he doesn’t want any scene where Dawood Ibrahim has been insulted. He further added that they weren’t demanding any money, but he just wanted the scenes to be deleted ‘or else your entire family’s lives will be in danger.'”

Earlier, Grover who plays the lead in the film had walked out of the promotions reportedly out of fear arising out of the calls. The film also stars Zakir Hussain, Dipannita Sharma, Anjana Sukhani and others.

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To introduce myself, I am a journalist, blogger and have also taught Political and Sports Journalism in the Future Media School in Kolkata. I am currently working with Sports News Crunch as a Consulting Editor and as a Guest Faculty at the Techno India University. Over all, I have around 15 years of experience as a journalist having worked with esteemed publications like Hindustan Times, Business Standard, The Pioneer and others. You can contact me at diganta2211@gmail.com. Diganta Guha
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