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Court clears Once Upon A Time In Mumbai

By: By: Raymond Ronamai
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The much-awaited film Once Upon A Time In Mumbai almost run into trouble after Suleman Mirza, the adopted son of Haji Mastan, filed a suit for an injunction order against the release of the film, but a city civil court on Tuesday refused to stay its release. However, the court has directed the makers of the film to have a disclaimer at the beginning that the film has no resemblance with the life of Mastan, who died in 1994.

Sundar Shaekhar alias Suleman Mirza and the Bharatiya Minorities Suraksha Mahasangh, an organisation founded by Mastan, had earlier filed the suit claiming that the film was based on the character of Mastan and other anti-social elements like Dawood. He alleged that the film showed him in a bad light, giving the notion that Mastan was a terror during his lifetime.

However, Ekta Kapoor's lawyer claimed that nobody associated with the film had made any remark that the film is based on the life of Mastan. He added that they shouldn't have connected him to a film about the underworld if is was not an underworld person.

In the meantime, Mirza said that he would watch the film before its release. He added that he would move the High Court, censor board and stage a dharna if he is not happy with the film.

Once Upon A Time In Mumbai, produced by Balaji Telefilms and Popcorn Entertainment and directed by Milan Luthria, is scheduled for release on 30th of this month. It features Ajay Devgn, Kangana Ranaut and Prachi Desai.

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