Zilla Ghaziabad maker rebuffs false claim

MUMBAI: Zilla Ghaziabad director Anand Kumar has rebuffed the claim of Krishna Devi, the widow of late former Indian Army man Mahender Singh ‘Fauji‘, who had approached the Delhi High Court seeking to stay the release of the movie.

“The claims normally become high when a film gets media hype. Zilla Ghaziabad is not a biopic. It‘s just a gangster film with a cop and two criminals. It‘s just a coincidence that Arshad Warsi‘s name in the film is Fauji but it‘s a modern story. When did Mahender Fauji use stylish cars and modern weapons I again say that Zilla Ghaziabad is a complete fiction film," Kumar aserted.

In her recent petition, Devi had alleged that the upcoming film was based on the life of her late husband. Claiming that her husband joined the Indian Army in November 1965 and fought for the nation in the 1971 India-Pakistan war, she sought the Court‘s direction to restrain the release of the movie without her prior consent.

The petitioner said that on Internet they found a description about the film that read, "The film is based on real-life characters. Arshad Warsi‘s role is modeled on the outlaw Mahender Fauji."

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