gangubai kathiawadi: A day before Gangubai release, SC dismisses plea to block it | India News

NEW DELHI: A day before the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s new film ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’, the Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a plea seeking to block its release for allegedly being defamatory.
A bench of Justices Indira Banerjee and J K Maheshwari refused to give credence to the allegation levelled against the filmmaker, actors and writers of the film and said the petitioner failed to make a strong prima facie case for it to intervene. The petition was filed by Babuji Rawji Shah who claimed to be an adopted son of Gangubai Kathiawadi, the lead character of the film.
Shah, in the appeal, claimed that the novel and the movie tarnished his image, his deceased mother and other family members. “Because the high court while keeping the first appeal pending, in the facts and circumstances of the present case, ought to have granted temporary injunction restraining the respondents from printing, promoting, selling, assigning, etc., the novel namely, ‘The Mafia Queens of Mumbai’ or the film, namely ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’, which are admittedly defamatory in nature,” the petition said.

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