The Delhi High Court Wednesday stayed the release of forthcoming Hindi movie “Gulaab Gang”, reportedly based on the life of activist Sampat Pal, who formed Gulabi Gang, a group of pink sari clad women vigilantes in Uttar Pradesh.
Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva stayed the release of the film, starring Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla, saying that if it is allowed to be released it will cause irreparable damage to the reputation of Sampat Pal. The film was set for release March 7.
“Reputation once lost is lost forever and can not come back and even can’t be compensated with monetary terms,” the court said.
Sampat Pal moved the high court seeking a restraining order on the release of “Gulaab Gang”, saying the filmmakers did not take her permission before making the movie, which shows her in bad light.
She alleged that the lead actress playing her character was shown in bad light in the promos of the film, which will thus affect her reputation.
The movie is directed by debutant Soumik Sen and produced by Anubhav Sinha.