Once Upon A Time In Mumbai never runs out of controversy even as it is set for release this Friday, July 30. Following a petition filed by Haji Mastan"s adopted son Suleiman Mirza"s petition, a court has recently asked the makers of the film to add a disclaiming stating that it's not based on Mastan. But that failed to solve the problem.
Not satisfied with the ruling of the court, Mirza has moved the High Court against the movie. Adding more fuel to the fire, Mastan"s daughter Shamshad Supariwala has sought to know why its producers Ekta Kapoor of Balaji Telefilms and Suniel Shetty of Popcorn Entertainment claimed in its publicity material that it was based on the life of her father. She had filed a lawsuit against the film a couple of years ago.
Now, Supariwala, who was present in court yesterday with her lawyer Munir Ahmed, has asked for the print of the film before its release to make sure that the details of her father's life is not misconstrued in the film.
“We submitted our affidavit in court today and the case has been adjourned to July 29. Our contention is the same as it was three years ago. If, in publicity, actors and Ekta Kapoor (Balaji Motion Pictures) claim the movie is based on Mastan"s life, then why don"t they allow us to a screening of the movie. After all, she is legal heir of his property and his blood relative. Why deny access to the movie before its released," Indian Expresses quoted her lawyer as saying.
“I only want to see if they portrayed my father correctly and if they have not, then get particular scenes deleted," added Supariwala.
Ekta Kapoor refused to comment on the issue but the news is doing the rounds that its preview screening might be cancelled.