Mumbai court docket quashes go well with by Gangubai Kathiawadi’s son in opposition to biopic by Sanjay Leela Bhansali starring Alia Bhatt

New Delhi: A Mumbai court docket in the present day dismissed the go well with filed by Babuji Shah, the alleged adopted son of Gangubai Kathiawadi, in opposition to Sanjay Leela Bhansali, his manufacturing home and lead actress Alia Bhatt.

For the uninitiated, Bhansali is making a biopic based mostly on the lifetime of Gangubai Kathiawadi through which Alia Bhatt performs the titular position of the brothel proprietor.

As per Reside Legislation report, Babuji sought everlasting injunction restraining the makers of the biopic from producing, directing, airing, or distributing any promo or movie of the film “Gangubai Kathiawadi” in social media, theatres, OTT platforms or in any other case.

In his go well with, acknowledged that the contents of the chapter of the e book ‘The Mafia Queens of Mumbai’ on which the film named “Gangubai Kathiawadi” based mostly, are defamatory and represent an infringement on his proper to privateness, self-respect and liberty.

He filed a case in opposition to author Hussain Zaidi and reporter Jane Borges. Hussain penned the e book ‘The Mafia Queens of Mumbai’, on which the film is predicated, whereas the unique analysis is credited to Jane.

The filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali moved the court docket looking for rejection of Babuji’s go well with stating it was barred by limitation for the reason that novel was revealed within the yr 2011 and the go well with was filed solely in December 2020.

‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ was slated to launch on September 11, 2020, however the launch bought postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The movie’s story revolves round Gangubai changing into the ‘madam of Kamathipura’, Mumbai’s red-light space.


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