‘Gulaab Gang’ producers challenge High Court’s decision to stop film’s release
The Delhi High court had yesterday stayed the release of Madhuri Dixit starrer ‘Gulaab Gang’, on the behest of Sampat Pal the leader of Gulabi Gang – a group of pink sari clad women vigilantes from Uttar Pradesh on which the movie is based. Sampat Pal had moved the Delhi High Court to block the release of the film. The producers of ‘Gulaab Gang’, too have moved a larger bench of Delhi High Court, asking that the stay order on the movie be lifted.
As per sources, Sampat Pal moved the high court seeking a restraining order on the release of ‘Gulaab Gang’, a movie that she says is based on her life and the filmmakers did not ask her permission before making the movie. She is also seeking financial compensation, saying there are certain scenes in movie which will affect her reputation.
Sources further added that, “the court agreed that the film promos, shown in January 2014, depicted Ms Pal “in the negative light and gave her a fresh cause of action”. Reputation once lost is lost forever and can not come back and even can’t be compensated with monetary terms,” the court said.
The Madhuri Dixit , Juhi Chawla starrer ‘Gulaab Gang’, is directed by debutant Soumik Sen and produced by Anubhav Sinha.