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Will Gangubai Kathiawadi release tomorrow? SC suggests name change of the Alia Bhatt starrer

Just days before its release, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi can’t get enough with the controversies. The Supreme Court on Wednesday suggested changing the name of the movie as many cases are pending against the movie in the courts.

During the hearing, a bench of Justices Indira Banerjee and JK Maheshwari suggested that the filmmakers change the name of the movie, the bench asked, ‘is changing the title possible?’


On the other hand, the petitioner’s counsel suggested that an interim stay be given to the release of the movie, the respondent’s counsel said that a name change this close to release is not possible.

A few days back, an appeal was challenged in the Bombay HC that was filed by Gangubai’s adopted son, through lawyers Arun Kumar Sinha and Rakesh Singh claiming that the novel and the movie distorted the image of their mother and the other family members. They said that such statements in the book and movie are a serious case of defamation.


The plea said: “Because the high court while keeping the first appeal pending, in the facts and circumstances of the present case, ought to have granted a temporary injunction restraining the respondents from printing, promoting, selling, assigning etc., the novel namely ‘The Mafia Queens of Mumbai’ or the film namely ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’, which are admittedly defamatory in nature.”

The top court heard the appeal against the high court, which continued the stay on the summons issued by a Mumbai court in a criminal defamation complaint against actress Alia Bhatt, the producers of “Gangubai Kathiawadi”, and authors S. Hussain Zaidi and Jane Borges, who wrote the book. The hearing will continue today.


The pre-booking is live, which means the case will still go on court, and the movie will be up for the audience to watch. So, are you looking forward to watching this movie?

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