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Indu Sarkar-Priya Paul row: SC asks to submit the petition, without setting a date


Even as Priya Paul requested for an early hearing, the Supreme Court bench seems to be in no mood to hurry.

IANS

The Supreme Court bench has replied to Priya Singh Paul's plea for a stay order on the release of Madhur Bhandarkar's Indu Sarkar. The bench of Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Amitava Roy and Justice AM Khanwilkar stated, "You give your memo. We will see to it. We are not giving any date," even as counsel for the petitioner Priya requested for an early hearing as the film will be released on 28 July.

Priya, claiming to be the biological daughter of Sanjay Gandhi, told the court that the film was "full of concoction and totally derogatory", meant to malign the image of Sanjay Gandhi and his mother, late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

The petitioner has moved the top court after the Bombay high court dismissed her plea on 24 July, noting: "The filmmaker has submitted a disclaimer that will be shown before the movie saying all characters and incidents of the movie are fictitious and bears no resemblance to any living or dead person. The censor board has also already granted certificate to the movie after initially asking the filmmaker to cut some scenes."

The high court had also noted that none of the descendants of Sanjay Gandhi have objected to the film.