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Court adjourns hearing in Haji Mastan movie case to July 29

A sessions court adjourned the hearing to July 29 on a suit filed by the daughter of alleged late smuggler Haji Mastan.



Mumbai: A sessions court today adjourned
the hearing to July 29 on a suit filed by the daughter of
alleged late smuggler Haji Mastan challenging the release of
the movie `Once Upon A Time in Mumbai`, which according to
her, shows Mastan in a bad light.

Mastan`s daughter Shamshad Supariwala had approached
the sessions court two years back seeking for the producers
Balaji Telefilms to show her the script of the movie before it
is released.

Shamshad today filed an affidavit in court stating that
the actors of the movie have been stating in every interview
that the movie is based on Mastan.

"One of the actors, Kangana Ranaut in several of her
interviews has said that she is playing the role of Sona,
mistress of Haji Mastan. Even Emran Hashmi has said in his
interviews that he is excited to be working in a film based on
Mastan`s life," Shamshad`s lawyer Munir Ahmed said.

According to Shamshad, her father was a respectable
person in the society and that the film shows him in bad
light.

Ekta Kapoor, head of Balaji Telefilms, had come to court
but refused to talk to the media stating that the matter was
prejudice.

Advocate D T Gandhi, appearing for the producers sought
time till July 29 to file his reply to Shamshad`s affidavit.
The movie, which is on its final leg of getting the
censor clearance, is slated for release on Friday (July 30).
PTI

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