Alia Bhatt-starrer Gangubai Kathiawadi has run into bother as soon as once more. The actress, together with director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, have been issued summons to current themselves in courtroom on Might 21.
A prison defamation case has been filed by Babu Rawji Shah, who claims to be the adopted son of Gangubai, on whose life the film relies.
Two writers have additionally been summoned.
The film traces lifetime of Kamathipura’s brothel queen
The film is customized from a chapter in writer Hussain Zaidi’s e-book, Mafia Queens of Mumbai.
The chapter traces her journey from Gujarat to Maharashtra and the way she went on to change into one of many most-respected brothel queens of Kamathipura.
Shah has repeatedly claimed that the e-book, in addition to the film, are defamatory and tarnish her status.
This is not the primary time Shah knocked on judiciary’s doorways
That is the second time Shah has taken the authorized route in opposition to the movie.
He had earlier filed a civil go well with looking for a restraining order in opposition to Zaidi from publishing the e-book. He additionally needed the film’s makers to not air promotional materials.
A Mumbai Civil Courtroom had dismissed the plea, stating that the go well with was barred by limitation because the e-book was revealed in 2011.
Shah was harassed in locality, his lawyer had claimed
Earlier, talking to ThePrint, Narendra Dubey, Shah’s lawyer, had stated that his consumer was harassed for the reason that film’s promo got here out.
“Shah has been harassed in his personal locality. His leg was fractured from being hit. His family are additionally struggling as they’re now being referred to as coming from a ‘prostitute household’, (sic)” he had claimed.
Bhansali’s motion pictures are well-known for courting controversies
To recall, a Congress MLA from Maharashtra had additionally raised objections on the film’s name.
The controversies surrounding Gangubai Kathiawadi deliver again reminiscences of Bhansali’s final launch Padmaavat, which featured Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, and Shahid Kapoor. The film was slammed over its “unfavourable portrayal” of the Rajput queen.
Padukone was threatened by the Rajput Karni Sena and Padmaavat was banned in lots of states.