Says Milan, “Mahesh is my boss. When I saw him whistling and cheering my film I felt I had done my duty." With Haji Mastan"s adopted son and three biological daughters honing in to prevent the release of Once Upon A Time in Mumbai, producer Ekta Kapoor and director Milan Luthria have quickly followed the court directive and inserted a disclaimer to the belief that the film is a fictionalized bio-pic of Haji Mastan"s life.
The disclaimer won"t be the ordinary kind that says all the characters are fictional and any resemblance to any person living or dead is coincidental. Explains director Milan Luthria, “Our disclaimer which comes at the start of the film would actually say that it has nothing to do with Haji Mastan. We also have to put out a press statement saying none of us from the film has ever made any statement claiming our film had anything to do with Haji Mastan."
But the question is, would the disclaimer pacify Haji Mastan"s family, especially when so many of the incidents in the plot would directly remind them of their family matters?