Alia Bhatt is now working with filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali on a gangster drama Gangubai Kathiawadi. However, the makers seem to be in trouble.
Shooting for the movie began in December 2019, but it was halted due to coronavirus pandemic. Alia then resumed the shooting on October 7 in 2020.
According to the international news source, one of Gangubai’s adopted sons Babuji Raaji Shah filed a case against Alia, the filmmaker, and Hussain Zaidi. Hussain Zaidi has written the book Mafia Queen Of Mumbai and the movie is based on that.
Shah claimed that parts of the book are defamatory and infringement upon his privacy, liberty, and self-respect. He demanded that the shooting should be stopped and the chapters should be removed as well as the publishing and circulation should be restrained.
The first hearing was held at Bombay Civil Court. However, the court has dismissed an injunction against Hussain Zaidi and the producers of the film. “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).”
“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,” the report revealed.