Monday, May 14, 2007
Apoorva Lakhia's Shootout At Lokhandwala looks very impressive from its promos, but the film has attracted trouble even before its release. Vivek Oberoi plays the role of the gangster Maya Dolas in the film while Amrita Singh plays his mother. Problem arose when real Maya Dolas's mother read Amrita Singh's recent interview where she said that Maya's mother encouraged him to become a gangster. Maya's mother then sent a legal notice to Sanjay Gupta's production house White Feather Films.
Sanjay Gupta confirms that Maya's mother has sent them a legal notice over Amrita Singh's comments and that his legal department is looking into the issue. Gupta says that the film is mainly based on real life incidents revolving around the shootout but at the same time, they have also built fictional situations. He explains this by saying that ACP A.A. Khan whose character is played by Sanjay Dutt is shown having marital problems. But the fact is that nothing like that happened.
The film has a huge starcast which includes Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Vivek Oberoi, Tusshar Kapoor, Amrita Singh, Sunil Shetty, Abhishek Bachchan, Arbaaz Khan, Dia Mirza and Aarti Chhabria.