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' fortune.