A Mumbai Court has issued summons to Bhansali, Alia, and two writers in connection with a defamation case filed last year by Gangubai’s adopted son Babu Ravji Shah.
In the complaint, he had claimed that the biographical crime drama is factually incorrect and has shown his family in the wrong way.
Gangubai Kathiawadi is Bhansali’s tenth directorial venture and it narrates the story of a brothel owner, Gangubai, role played by Alia Bhatt.
The movie is adopted from author Hussain Zaidi’s book Mafia Queens of Mumbai. The film was scheduled to release in theatres in September last year but got postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.