'Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai' cleared for release


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To hit the theatres on time

The Bombay high court on Wednesday disposed of an application by Sunder Shekhar alias Suleiman Mirza (adoptive son of former underworld don Haji Mastan) seeking a stay on the release of producer Ekta Kapoor’s movie Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai.

Shekhar had objected to the fact that the movie is based on the life of his foster father and had asked for a preview screening to ascertain if the film contained anything defamatory.

But Justice RC Chavan did not grant such a relief. However, the film’s producer Ekta Kapoor was told to clarify to the media and public through a statement that the film was not based on Mastan’s life.

To be issued today only, the media statement would assert that the film’s producers have never represented before anyone that the film is based on the life of Haji Mastan. The statement would also establish that the film is a pure work of fiction.

Set to release on July 30, the film will also have a disclaimer that will state that the film’s story and its characters have no resemblance to any person living or dead.

Directed by Milan Luthria, the film stars Emraan Hashmi, Ajay Devgan, Kangana Ranaut and Prachi Desai.