Just on the eve of release of much talked about movie Gulaab Gang, starring Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla in the lead role, real life Gulabi Gang leader, Sampat Pal Devi has filed a case against the film at Delhi High Court.
Sampat Pal has filed the case against the film with argument
that the story is based on her life and the makers do not have any
permission for that.
Although director of the movie, Anubhav Sinha could not be
contacted for any update on the issue, a senior person of the
Gulaab Gang team quoted, "It is shocking to see that
Sampat has filed the case when we have said hundreds of times in
last few months that Gulaab Gang is not based on her real
life story or that of Gulabi Gang. Anyways we would soon share an
official response on this case."
While, filing of the case has come up as a nightmare for the
Gulaab Gang director Anubhav Sinha, the presenters of the
film, Sahara Movie Studios also must be bitting their nails as the
prints are ready for dispatch, both domestic and overseas.
Nevertheless, with the movie Gulaab Gang scheduled to
get released on this Friday, this controversy just two days prior
to the release date might end up either in more public rush in the
theatres or Gulaab Gang will have a 'not so gulaabi'