As the crime drama film Mumbai Saga hit the screens today, there seemed to be a hue and cry in its release. There were demands to ban the release of the film in the theatres. A plea in Bombay High Court was done just to ban the screening of the movie. However, the bench comprising judges like AA Sayed and Madhav Jamdar has rejected this plea as filed by Ravi Bohra an under trial prisoner and his family members along with the slain gangster Amar Naik and his brother Ashwin Naik.
They claimed that the film has violated their privacy and liberty in society and thus have challenged the same in the court. However, the court rejected the plea stating that the movie has nothing to do with their lives and thus associating it with their crime life is not appropriate. They pleaded the Court asking the makers of the movie to put an interim stay on the movie release till they are shared with the story and content of the film.
They claimed that the movie is inspired by their lives and is based on true incidents reflecting their lives. The family members of Naik brothers have claimed that they are shocked to see the film releasing and that they have never given their consent to make a film based on the lives of the former underworld gangsters. Prashant Pandey, the lawyer of the Naik family has sent a legal notice to the makers – White Feather Films and T-Series asking to stop the release of the movie. He claimed that they have sent the notice earlier in 2019, however, the court has denied their plea.