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Priya Paul moves SC seeking stay order on Indu Sarkar release


Priya Paul, claiming to be the biological daughter of Sanjay Gandhi, has filed a petition with the Supreme Court seeking a stay order on the release of the film on 28 July. She has accused Madhur Bhandarkar of maligning the image of Sanjay Gandhi.

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Priya Paul has filed a petition to the Supreme Court seeking a stay order on the release of Madhur Bhandarkar’s Indu Sarkar. The woman, who claims to be the biological daughter of late Sanjay Gandhi, has accused the filmmakers of trying to malign the image of the Gandhi family and former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, as reported by Times of India.

Paul’s counsel filed the petition to the bench headed by Justice Dipak Mishra.  The court will examine the case and accordingly decide whether it should be given an urgent hearing or not. 

Paul had earlier filed a petition in Delhi High Court. The court had dismissed the plea citing that her claim of biological lineage to Sanajy Gandhi was still to be proven. Besides, the the court also observed that Central Board of Film Certification has cleared the film.  

In her petition to the Supreme Court, Paul cited that the filmmaker himself had acknowledge that the film is 30 per cent based on real facts. Paul had alleged that Niel Nitin Mukesh's character in the film is based on Sanjay Gandhi, who has been shown in bad light.

Paul also claimed that she recently learnt about her biological lineage and is currently in the process to prove it. 

Indu Sarkar is set to be released on 28 July.