Sanjay Leela Bhansali who is on the verge of completing his latest purported opus Gangubai Kathiawadi breathed a sigh of relief this week as the honourable court dismissed an injunction petition against the film.
The real Gangubai’s adopted son wanted the film to be stopped as he claimed it was defamatory to him.A source close to the project wonders how anyone can make claims about what the film contains without seeing a single frame .
Says the source, “Bhansali has gone through this ordeal of having to explain his film’s content in the court with his earlier films.He now feels it is best to not make films based on real-life characters , as they invariably bring trouble on the table for its makers. Best to stick to the fictional route.”
Another filmmaker known for his recent hardhitting brilliant political dramas offers a simpler solution: “Make what you want about whom you want. Just add the disclaimer that it bears no resemblance to anyone dead or living.”