Gangubai Kathiawadi controversy: Supreme Court suggests to change the name

Author: Yuvi February 23, 2022

Gangubai Kathiawadi controversy: Supreme Court suggests to change the name


Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali finds himself facing another film’s title change. The Supreme Court has suggested that Mr. Bhansali change the name of his new film Gangubai Kathiawadi to release this Friday. The court made this suggestion in the light of several cases pending before the courts which are seeking a stay on his release. Bhansali Productions’ lawyer Siddharth Dave today informed the apex court that he would seek directions from his client regarding the suggestion. The Supreme Court of India will continue hearing the matter tomorrow.

Several cases have been filed against the demand to stop the film’s release – Gangubai Kathaiwadi is based on a real-life sex worker who rose to political prominence in the Kamathipura neighborhood of Mumbai. One of these cases is of Babu Raoji Shah, the adopted son of the real Gangubai.

Gangubai Kathiawadi is adapted from Hussain Zaidi’s book Mafia Queens of Mumbai and stars Alia Bhatt in the title role.

Babu Raoji Shah alleges that the film is defamatory towards his mother. He has challenged the Bombay High Court order refusing to stay the film’s release. According to the report of news agency ANI, several complaints have been registered against Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film including Maharashtra MLA Amin Patel and Kamathipura resident Shraddha Surve.

If the name change of Gangubai Kathiawadi is done, it will be the latest among other films to release with a different title after Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela and Padmaavat.

Alia Bhatt, whose performance as Gangubai Kathiawadi in the film’s trailer has been widely appreciated, told news agency ANI that the controversy about the film does not bother her. “Neither any controversy nor any comment bothers me. I don’t think anything bothers me beyond a point. Certainly, I think there is a certain novelty that a film is a part of. .. whether the movie is a good movie or a bad movie .. it doesn’t matter .. audience take their final decision only after watching the movie .. whatever happens before or after can really change the fate , “He said.

Gangubai Kathiawadi co-stars Shantanu Maheshwari, Vijay Raj, Jim Sarbh and Seema Pahwa. Ajay Devgn appears as mafia don Karim Lala.

23 February, 2022, 10:04 pm

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