Court to pronounce decision on ‘Mangal Pandey’ on Oct 25

Ballia: A local court here has fixed October 25 to pronounce its decision on a petition alleging wrong portrayal of legendary patriot Mangal Pandey in Aamir Khan`s starrer ‘Mangal Pandey-The Rising`.

"After hearing both the parties, civil judge (junior division) Azad Singh has fixed October 25 on which he will pronounce the judgement," Aamir Khan`s counsel Devendra Nath Dubey said.

The petition was filed by Santosh Pandey, who hails from Mangal Pandey`s native village Nagwa and claims himself to be the patriot`s great grandson. He alleged that the character of Mangal Pandey was wrongly portrayed in the movie and was in a bad taste.

The defence counsel, however, rejected Pandey`s claims that he was Mangal Pandey`s great grandson and the patriot hailed from Ballia district.

PTI

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