Ranbir Kapoor‘s Sanju has been a raging success at the box office. The movie mainly focused on Sanjay Dutt‘s involvement in 1993 Mumbai blasts case. While there were a few run-ins with people filing complaints against the actors and makers (Isn’t that normal now?), the movie came out pretty unscathed. Or so we thought.
In latest news Abu Salem, a gangster who is serving a life sentence for his involvement in the 1993 blast case has sent a legal notice to the makers of Sanju. He claims that his depiction in the film is completely false. The notice referred to a scene in the movie and claimed that Abu Salem had never even met Sanjay Dutt.
The statement reads,
The scene where Ranbir Kapoor (pictured as Sanjay Dutt) gives a confessional statement about possession of arms and ammunition during communal tension around our country in 1993, is defaming my client (Salem), as my client never supplied the arms and ammunition, as alleged to Sanjay Dutt, as pictured in the film.
The notice said that the gangster did not supply arms to Sanjay which can be proven by evidence of approvers in the blast case. It further added that the scene should be snipped from the film within 15 days of receipt of the notice. If this wasn’t done, legal action would be taken against the makers. Abu Salem’s lawyer even sought publication of an apology for the scene.
Looks like legal troubles are not over Sanju even after the release of the film. We’ll have to wait and watch how the makers will respond to this legal notice.