Gangubai Kathiawadi in trouble: Alia Bhatt, Sanjay Leela Bhansali summoned by Mumbai Court (Read Details)
First Published Mar 25, 2021, 11:25 AM IST
Seems like its a never-ending trouble for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Gangubai Kathaiwadi. Mumbai Court has summoned Alia Bhatt along with the filmmaker; read on.
Mumbai Court has summoned Alia Bhatt, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and two writers regarding a criminal defamation case filed by Babu Ravji Shah against the film Gangubai Kathiawadi. Shah claims to the be adopted son of Gangubai.
An additional Metropolitian court in Mumbai has issued summons to the actress and filmmaker along with two writers. They have been asked to present themselves before the court on May 21.
The film is based on a chapter of Hussain Zaidi's book, Mafia Queen's of Mumbai.
Babu Ravji Shah claims that the chapter on Gangubai Kathaiwadi is defamatory; it has tarnished the reputation and right to privacy and self-respect of his late mother.
Shah had earlier approached Mumbai civil court with a civil suit that was dismissed in the case. Shah has sought a restraining order against the book's author for publishing the book and asked the film and trailer not to be aired.
Shah had not submitted any proof to substantiate his claim that he is the adopted son of Kathiawadi, nor he had any evidence. The filmmaker and writers had also pointed to the court that Shah had failed to join other family members who claimed to have been wronged due to the book's content.
Just after the trailer was released, Maharashtra Congress MLA Amin Patel had also raised an issue in the state assembly regarding Gangubai Kathiawadi. Patel said, "It is not the same as it was in the 1950s. Women there are excelling in different professions. The film's title also tarnishes the name of Kathiawad city. The name of the film should be changed."