Gangubai Kathiawadi: Bombay court dismisses restraining order against Alia Bhatt’s film
Alia Bhatt-starrer Gangubai Kathiawadi has been in the news circle for a while now. The Mumbai City Civil Court has dismissed a suit seeking a restraining order against Bhansali Productions, actor Alia Bhatt and Mafia Queens of Mumbai author Hussain Zaidi, on whose book the film Gangubai Kathiawadi is based.
The film has been directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and it stars Alia Bhatt in the lead role. The lawsuit was filed by Babuji Shah, who claimed to be the adopted son of Gangubai Kathiawadi, on whom the film is based.
And now as per a recent update, a Bombay civil court has dismissed the restraining order against Alia, Bhansali and Hussain Zaidi. For the uninitiated, Bhansali had filed a notice of motion on behalf of his production house and Alia Bhatt as he sought rejection of the lawsuit. Bhansali filed the notice on the grounds that the suit is barred by limitation since the novel was published in the year 2011 and the suit was filed only in December 2020. During the hearing, Bhansali’s legal team claimed that Babuji Shah has failed to produce any proof to prove his connection with Gangubai following which he doesn’t have any locus standi to file the lawsuit against Gangubai Kathiawadi suit.
For the uninitiated, Babuji Shah, who claims to be Gangubai Kathiawadi’s adopted son, had filed a lawsuit seeking a permanent injunction restraining order against Gangubai Kathiawadi makers and Mafia Queens of Mumbai author Hussain Zaidi.
Talking about Gangubai Kathiawadi, she is said to be a woman who came to Mumbai from Gujarat with her partner but was betrayed and sold in the prostitution market. Kathiawadi, in the middle of the last century, allegedly built ties with many underworld criminals and got a hold over certain portions of South Mumbai. She reportedly became the owner of a big brothel and is said to have worked for the uplifting of women and orphans in the red light area of Mumbai,