Gangster Abu Salem, who is currently serving a life term after being convicted in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case, has sent legal notices to the makers of Sanju for projecting him in bad light.
Abu Salem, who is currently serving a life term after being convicted in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case, has sent legal notices to the makers of superhit film Sanju.
The gangster has sent notices to Raj Kumar Hirani, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, the distributors and the production companies involved, ordering the removal of scenes which allegedly defamed him.
A news agency reported that Salem, through his lawyer, has pointed out false information on him in the movie and has also sought an apology for the same.
He has given the movie producers 15 days time to act on his notice and in case they don't, he would file a defamation case against them.
According to reports, Salem has taken objection to a scene in which Ranbir Kapoor, who played Sanjay Dutt in the movie - confesses to possessing arms around the time of the 1993 communal riots in Mumbai.
Salem has also been sentenced to seven years rigorous imprisonment in 2002 extortion case by Delhi Court.
His lawyer has cited that Salem's involvement is implied in the scene and said that he never provided Sanjay Dutt with any weapons.
Sanju is a biopic on Sanjay Dutt's life and has been one of the biggest hits of the year. It has earned almost Rs 334 crore since its release on June 29.
(With inputs from ANI news agency)
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Last Updated Jul 27, 2018, 2:28 PM IST