Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Alia Bhatt face defamation case for Gangubai Kathiawadi

Babu Rajvi Shah, claims to be the adopted son of Gangubai has filed the charges against the actor Alia Bhatt and director Gangubai Kathiawadi.

Alia Bhatt, who is to be seen as Gangubai Kathiawadi in director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s dream project ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi,’ face a defamation case by an identity named Babu Rajvi Shah, who claims to be the adopted son of Gangubai.

A Chief Metropolitan Magistrate of Mumbai Court has summoned the actor and director of Gangubai Kathiawadi along with the two writers of the film regarding the criminal defamation case connected to the film.


While the film is based on a chapter from Hussain Zaidi’s book, Mafia Queens Of Mumbai, Babu Ravji Shah claims that the image of Gangubai Kathiawadi is defamatory in the book. The chapter, according to him, has tarnished her image and infringed upon the right to privacy and self-respect.

However, the Sessions Court had dismissed his plea to not air the trailers and teasers after Babu Rajvi Shah failed to provide evidences that prove him to be the adopted son of Gangubai Kathiawadi.