Show disclaimer on Pak actress before screening movie: HC

Updated: Oct 05, 2010, 13:29 PM IST

Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court has directed Ekta Kapoor, producer of film "Once upon a time in Mumbai" to show a disclaimer that the movie is not based on former Pakistani actress Rehana. The Lucknow bench of the court also directed Ekta Kapoor, creative director Shobha Kapoor and director Milan Lutharia to publish an order to this effect in five leading newspapers of the country and also foreign newspapers.

The order was passed by a division bench comprising Justice Uma Nath Singh and Justice V K Dixit yesterday on a petition filed by relatives of Pakistani actress Rehana, a role played by actor Kangna Ranaut in the film. Munna Khad and other relatives of Rehana, who resides in Pakistan, contended that the portrayal of the character of Rehana in the film undermines the reputation of the erstwhile actress.

In the pursuance of court``s earlier order, the replies were filed on behalf of Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor and Lutharia through their counsels. In their reply, the three had said that the film does not seek to depict the life or character of any individual living or dead.