Sanju is a blockbuster already and is close to the Rs 350 crore mark. However, this Rajkumar Hirani directed and Ranbir Kapoor-starrer biopic of Sanjay Dutt has had its share of controversies and criticisms as well. And now one more controversy has landed. Gangster Abu Salem has sent a legal notice to the makers, stating that the film shows him in wrong light.
Salem has claimed that the Sanjay Dutt biopic shows incorrect information about him and thereby defames him. His lawyer has sent the notice to Raj Kumar Hirani, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, the distributors and the production companies involved, demanding the removal of scenes which have allegedly caused defamation to the gangster.
The notice which was sent through advocate Prashant Pandey stated that the film depicted and stated wrong information about Salem. Referring to a scene which was allegedly false, the notice stated, "The scene where Ranbir Kapoor (pictured as Sanjay Dutt) gives confessional statement about the possession of arms and ammunition during the communal tensions around our country in the year 1993 is defaming my client as my client never supplied the arms and ammunition as alleged to Mr. Sanjay Dutt as pictured in the said film."
In the notice, Salem also threatened the makers with defamation case if the scenes are not removed within a period of 15 days. The convicted gangster is serving a life sentence in jail after being sentenced in the 1993 Mumbai blasts. He was also sent to seven years rigorous imprisonment in 2002 extortion case by Delhi Court.This is yet another addition to the long list of allegations against the film, prominent one being white-washing the image of Dutt. We wonder how the makers would respond to this. Keep watching this space for more updates.