‘Gulaab Gang’ finally reaches the audience
The Madhuri Dixit – Juhi Chawla starrer ‘Gulaab Gang’, has finally made it to the theatres, even though the journey was riddled with legal hurdles. Ultimately the Delhi High Court lifted the injunction. The legal tangle was solved within a span of 24 hours. Delhi High Court had stayed the release of the movie on the plea of Sampat Pal, who claimed that the film was based on ‘Gulabi Gang’-the group of women vigilantes lead by her and portrayed her in a negative light.
The producers of the film on their part to release their movie had to go through the legal path so had then filed an appeal against the single judge’s order after which the court green-lighted the film’s release.
As per sources, the legal hassle still continues for the producers as the next date set is of March 10 the film’s producer Anubhav Sinha said, “After the stay on Wednesday I did not sleep a wink. I’m glad our film is finally releasing on the intended day and I am thankful to industry members like Shah Rukh Khan, Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt, for their unconditional support.”
Sources further added that Pal’s lawyers couldn’t explain why they dragged the movie just before its release to court. When we contacted Pal’s lawyer, Kush Sharma said, “It’s a judicial process and nobody can stop anyone from availing their rights. We’ll wait till the next hearing, which is scheduled for March 10.”
Mushtaq Sheikh, the film’s co-producer said, “I do not want to think that far ahead. I am just relieved that we could release our film on the scheduled date.”