It seems there is no Sanjay Leela Bhansali film without controversy from Ram Leela to Bajirao Mastani and Padmavati the filmmaker’s most films never fails to create headlines for of course wrong reasions.
Now in recent news, it was reported that a certain section of society is hurt by the representation of Kamathipura in his upcoming film Gangubai Kathiawadi. A web show Kamathipura is also under the scanner and facing backlash form multiple outfits.
On Monday an MLA in the Maharashtra Vidhanshaba session said, that these two projects have resulted in a law-and-order scenario in Nagpada (Mumbai). “Hotstar is going to telecast, Kamathipura, which is a very bad serial and the additional police commissioner had put a stay on the telecast. I request you to not let it telecast,” he said.
He also added. “People should know about the woman who have done good work, but this film, Gangubai Kathiawadi, showcases Kamathipura in a bad light. Kamathipura in the 50’s was different from what it is today, and the girls from there have gone ahead to be doctor, engineer and piolet. I request you and home minister to change the film’s and also show how things have changed in Kamathipura today. They have used the term “Kathiawad” in the title, and it is an attempt to showcase Kathiwad in a bad light. I request the government to intervene and change the title”
Meanwhile, no reaction has come yet from the makers of the film. Gangubai is gearing up for a theatrical release in the month of July. Recently the makers have dropped the teaser of the film which was quite appreciated by the audience.