This is going to be a major blow for the producers and distributors of Gulaab Gang ! Delhi High Court stayed the film's release today, by taking an action on the complaint given by Activist Sampat Pal.
Sampath Pal accused the film of having scenes that is baseless and false. She found the film maligning her character. Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva stayed the release of the film saying that certain scenes can cause irreparable damage to the reputation of the activist.
The film is based on Sampath Pal, who formed an outfit called Gulabi Gang, a group of pink sari clad women vigilantes in UP. The court observed, "Reputation once lost is lost forever and can not come back and even can't be compensated with monetary terms."
Earlier, Sampath Pal has demanded financial compensation from Gulaab Gang makers and moved the Delhi high court for monitoring the content of the film regarding her complaint and to get it blocked.
Gulaab Gang, a women oriented action drama, is considered as a film with unique box office potential. The film gets Juhi Chawla and Madhuri Dixit to work together for the first time. Gulaab Gang features Juhi Chawla in a negative role and it is first negative role in Juhi's career.
The film was scheduled to release on March 7.