Mumbai court rejects injunction against ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’


A Mumbai court has dismissed an injunction against Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’.

The film starring Alia Bhatt went on the floors in December 2019 and resumed shooting after the lockdown in October. However, the film had been facing legal issues for “defamation” and “copy infringement”.

One of Gangubai’s adopted sons, Babuji Raaji Shah, filed a case against Bhatt, Bhansali and Hussain Zaidi who has penned the book ‘Mafia Queen Of Mumbai’ on which the movie is based on. Shah claimed that parts of the book are defamatory and infringement upon his privacy, liberty, and self-respect.

The court dismissed the injunction against the Mafia Queen of Mumbai author and makers of the film. Box Office Worldwide reports, “Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali had filed a notice of motion on behalf of Bhansali Productions and Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt, who was also added as a defendant in the suit. They had sought rejection of the plaint under Order VII Rule 11 of the Code of Civil Procedure (CPC).”

The reported added, “After hearing both sides extensively, Additional Sessions Judge RM Sadrani allowed the notice of motion filed by Bhansali Productions and rejected the plaint filed by Shah. A detailed order is awaited.”

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