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Haji Mastan’s son threatens Rajinikanth, says don’t show my dad as an ‘underworld don’

Sundar Shaekhar, who claims to be the adopted son of 1970s gangster Haji Mastan, has threatened Tamil superstar Rajinikanth and asked him not to depict Mastan as a ‘smuggler and an underworld don’. There is a speculation that Pa Ranjith’s next with Rajinikanth is based on the life of the gangster.

regional movies Updated: May 13, 2017 12:18 IST
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There is a strong rumour that Rajinikanth is playing Haji Mastan in Pa Ranjith’s next.

Tamil actor and superstar Rajinikanth has received a legal notice from Sundar Shaekhar, who claims to be the son of underworld don Haji Mastan Mirza, threatening the actor.

In the legal notice, Sundar has asked Rajinikanth not to depict Haji Mastan as a ‘smuggler and an underworld don’.

There are speculations that Rajinikanth will play the role of the don, who lived between 1926 and 1994, in his next film with Pa Ranjith.

“I further state that you are depicting my godfather and a well-known national political leader as a ‘smuggler and underworld don’, which are highly unacceptable and I strongly oppose such misrepresentation of my godfather.” reads the notice.

He adds, “There is a huge political party behind him and all party workers are in a state of anger on such misrepresentation of him as a smuggler or underworld don and if any such attempt is made by you to produce any such film, then I shall be constrained to adopt legal proceedings and it is, needless to say, that the same shall be entirely at your risks as to costs and consequences, which please note.”

However, Sundar also writes, “If you are really interested in making films on the lifestyle of late Shri Haji Mastan, even I am interested in making a biopic on my godfather as I am a producer and a represented lifetime member of Indian Motion Picture Producer’s Association.”

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First Published: May 13, 2017 12:15 IST