Ludhiana, May 7, 2013: In response to a legal notice on May 5, issued by Lachhman Dravid Bhartiya Valmiki Dharm Samaaj to Sanjay Gupta and others, through their Advocate Harpreet Sandhu of Punjab and Haryana High Court, Zameer Nathani Head – Legal Balaji Motion Pictures Limited on May 6 felt apology for inconvenience caused to the community.
Nathani has further informed Sandu through an email message; “We had no intention to hurt religious sentiments of any community, caste or religion and regret if the Film has hurt sentiments of any community, caste or religion.”
On May 5, Harpreet Sandhu advocate and counsel for Bhartiya Valmiki Dharm Samaj (BHAVADHAS), Ludhiana had called on Sanjay Gupta the producer and director of the movie titled “Shootout at Wadala” at Mumbai and also sent a legal notice on behalf of Lachhman Dravid National Director of BHAVADHAS calling upon the producer and director of the movie to furnish an unconditional written apology to his client in this regard within 24 hours after issue of this legal notice.
He had also sought to delete the objectionable scene failing otherwise having no option but to take legal action as per provisions of law at Ludhiana against director Sanjay Gupta, producer Ekta Kapoor.
The movie was finally, withdrawn from three local theatres on Sunday.
Hindi Movie titled “Shootout atWadala” produced and directed by Sanjay Gupta, has been released on May 3 across the country. The objectionable scene arrives just after about twelve minutes during the screen of movie in a scene where the Bollywood actor Raju Kher initiates a dialogue with Bollywood actor John Abraham. BHAVADHAS members had found it to be the most objectionable, derogatory dialogue which hurt the sentiments of the Valmiki Community.