Actors admit film based on Mastan, daughter to court
Shamshad Supariwala, daughter of alleged smuggler Haji Mastan Mirza, filed an affidavit in the civil court on Tuesday. HT reportsmumbai Updated: Jul 28, 2010 01:30 IST
Shamshad Supariwala, daughter of alleged smuggler Haji Mastan Mirza, filed an affidavit in the civil court on Tuesday.
In her affidavit, Supariwala claimed that the actors in Once Upon a Time in Mumbai have made statements in the media that the movie is based on the Mastan’s life.
Supariwala had filed a suit in the civil court against producer Ekta Kapoor last month alleging that to claim ‘popularity and goodwill’ the film was being advertised as being based on Mastan’s life.
Supariwala had requested the court to direct Balaji Telefilms to show her the film so that objectionable scenes could be deleted before its release.
Supariwala said that Mastan was a social worker and was involved in many businesses, including film production.
She added that a wrong depiction of Mastan’s image will blemish his image and also limit the scope of growth for Mastan’s children and grandchildren. The court adjourned the hearing until Thursday.
Outside the court, Supariwala told media persons, “A huge party is behind my father and if the matter is not sorted out, I will not be responsible for their (party members) actions.”