Dispute over ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ deepens, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Alia Bhatt summoned by Mumbai court

New Delhi: The controversy over Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Gangubai Kathiawadi does not seem to stop. Since the teaser, the film has been getting caught in controversies due to various reasons. Now the legal dispute over Gangubai Kathiawadi is deepening as the Mumbai court has summoned Bhansali, the film’s leading lady Alia Bhatt and also the writer of the film.

Gangubai Kathiawadi is a film based on S Hussain Zaidi’s book Mafia Queens of Mumbai, which tells the story of the domination of Gungubai in the Kamathipura area of Mumbai, set in the sixties. Babu Raoji Shah, who claimed to be the adopted son of Gangubai over the film, has filed a loss-of-law case in Mazgaon court, in which the court summoned Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Alia Bhatt and the writer on May 21. Earlier, Shah had filed a case in Mumbai’s Civil Court seeking a moratorium on the film’s trailer, which was rejected by the court. Gangubai Kathiawadi is scheduled to release on 30 July. Ajay Devgan will also be seen in an important role in the film.

The teaser of the film was released in February, in which Alia Bhatt’s style and acting in the character of Gangubai was highly appreciated, however, disputes had also started with it as the residents of Kamathipura objected to the film. At the same time, Congress MLA from Maharashtra, Amin Patel had demanded to change the title of the film. The Congress MLA has raised this demand because he feels that the name of the city of Kathiawar is getting spoiled by the title Gangubai Kathiawadi.

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Patel had raised the issue in the assembly and said that the Kamathipura area has changed a lot now as many businesses are booming there now. The title of the film is also tarnishing the name of Kathiawar City, hence the name of the film should be changed. Amin Patel is an MLA from the Mumbadevi assembly seat in South Mumbai.

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