‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’: Bombay HC grants interim stay on defamation proceedings against Alia and Bhansali

Bombay on proceedings initiated by an area courtroom against actress Alia Bhatt and filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali in reference to a felony defamation grievance filed in reference to the movie ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ The High Court has given an interim stay. The High Court, in its order on August 10, granted an interim stay until September 7, the following date of listening to.

In March this 12 months, a Metropolitan Magistrate had issued summons against Alia Bhatt and Sanjay Leela Bhansali and their manufacturing firm Bhansali Productions Pvt Ltd. The movie relies on the lifetime of Gangubai Kathiawadi. An individual named Babuji Shah, claiming himself to be the adopted son of Gangubai Kathiawadi, filed a defamation grievance on which the summons had been issued.


The movie stars Alia Bhatt as Gangubai, probably the most highly effective and revered ‘madam’ of Mumbai’s ‘Red Light’ space within the Nineteen Sixties. Babuji Shah claims that the movie is impressed by the novel ‘The Mafia Queens of Mumbai’.

According to Babuji Shah, parts of the novel are objectionable during which the picture of Gangubai Kathiawadi has been misrepresented and the privateness of her life is infringed. Senior advocate Aabad Ponda, showing for Alia Bhatt and Sanjay Leela Bhansali and their firm, argued that they weren’t conscious that Gangubai was Kathiawadi’s adopted son Babuji Shah.

Justice Revati Mohit Dere issued a discover to Babuji Shah on August 10 and listed the functions of Alia Bhatt and Sanjay Leela Bhansali for listening to on September 7. In a associated improvement, one other bench of the High Court has refused to stay the discharge of the movie.

Alia and Bhansali

Alia and Bhansali

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