Filmmaker Sanjay Gupta has today been booked on charges of cheating and forgery by misusing the name of Mumbai Police Commissioner's Office. A senior police officer says that Gupta and Ekta Kapoor have allegedly forged the letterhead of the city police commissioner to send invitations for the press conference of their upcoming movie Shootout At Wadala, which was held yesterday at Mehboob Studios in Mumbai.
Talking to PTI, Nandkumar Mhetar, Senior Inspector at Versova Police station said, "Sanjay Gupta, Balaji Motion Pictures and Glamsham.com were booked for cheating and forgery as they misused the name of the office of the Mumbai Police Commissioner by using the rubber stamp of police to promote their film."
According to the police, the invitations for the launch of Shootout at Wadala carried rubber stamp of the Mumbai Police asking invitees to attend the press conference. It is also mentioned in it that the police chief would be present at the event and would also brief the media on the current status of crime in the city. Now, the police say that arrest in this case is inevitable.
However, Sanjay Gupta says, "It is a bit of a misunderstanding but we will clear it, not an issue. If we look at it then you would know that nowhere the word Mumbai is mentioned. The emblem is mock.... We know what we are doing. Also, there is a disclaimer behind the invite and it is an invite from a fictional office..We all know it is not Bombay Police, it is Mumbai police today.”