Haseena Parkar: Bombay HC refuses to keep release of Shraddha Kapoor film on hold

PTI

Sep 22, 2017 08:37:25 IST

The Bombay High Court today refused to stay the release of the Shraddha Kapoor starrer movie Haseena Parkar, saying it can't pass last-minute orders on a film cleared by the censor board. The film named after and based on the life of mob boss Dawood Ibrahim's sister Haseena Parkar, is slated for release on 22 September.

Haseena Parkar: Bombay HC refuses to keep release of Shraddha Kapoor film on hold

Shraddha Kapoor as Haseena Parkar. File image.

A city resident filed a PIL in the high court today opposing the film's release.
The petitioner contended that several dialogues in the movie were "anti-national" and that the film made light of a "sensitive issue such as the 1993 blasts in Mumbai".

"This movie is based on the life of a real person. It tends to glorify an underworld don's sister. The dialogues shown in the film's trailer are anti-national and anti-social," the petitioner claimed.

"Also, the film seeks to provide entertainment through a sensitive issue as the 93 blasts," he contended.
A bench of Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice N M Jamdar, however, questioned why the petitioner chose to approach the court just a day before the film's release.

The film also stars Siddhanth Kapoor as Dawood and Ankur Bhatia as Ibrahim, Haseena's husband.

Updated Date: Sep 22, 2017 08:37:25 IST

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