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Delhi high court stays release of Madhuri-starrer Gulaab Gang

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday stayed the release of Madhuri Dixit-Juhi Chawla-starrer Gulaab Gang till May 8, reportedly based on the life of activist Sampat Pal, who formed Gulabi Gang, a group of pink sari clad women vigilantes in Uttar Pradesh.

Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva stayed the release of the film, starring Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla, saying that if it is allowed to be released it will cause irreparable damage to the reputation of Sampat Pal.

The film was set for release March 7.

"Reputation once lost is lost forever and cannot come back and can't even be compensated in monetary terms," the court said.

Sampat Pal moved the high court seeking a restraining order on the release of Gulaab Gang, saying the filmmakers did not take her permission before making the movie, which shows her in bad light.

She alleged that the lead actress playing her character was shown in bad light in the promos of the film, which will thus affect her reputation.

The movie is directed by debutant Soumik Sen and produced by Anubhav Sinha.

However, director Soumik Sen has often claimed that the film is not based on Sampat Pal.