Superstar Rajinikanth has received a legal notice from Sundar Shaekhar, the self-proclaimed adopted son of underworld don Haji Mastan Mirza.
Speculation were rife that Rajinikanth will be portraying the role of a gangster based on the life of Haji Mastan in his next film directed by Pa Ranjith. And therefore, Sundar sent him a notice asking him not to depict his father as a 'smuggler and an underworld don'.
Sunder Shekhar, man claiming to be late Haji Mastan’s son sends notice to Rajinikanth,asks him not to depict Mastan as a smuggler & don pic.twitter.com/jVWbvMsSEB— ANI (@ANI_news) May 13, 2017
Here's the notice:
It states "You are depicting my God Father and a well-known national political leader as a 'Smuggler and Underworld Don', which are highly unacceptable and I strongly oppose such misrepresentation of my God Father. There is a huge political party behind him and all party workers are in a state of anger on such misrepresentation of him as a smuggler or underworld don and if any such attempt is made by you to produce any such film, then I shall be constrained to adopt legal proceedings and it is needless to say that the same shall be entirely at your risks as to costs and consequences, which please note."
In the year 2010, Bollywood actor Ajay Devgan also played a role based on Haji Mastan.
Born in 1926 in Pannaikulam, the underworld don also known as Mastan Haider Mirza, was a Tamil Muslim who migrated to Mumbai, along with his father at the age of eight.
Later, he became a smuggler, films financer and a real estate businessman who dominated the underworld scene of Mumbai for almost 20 years.
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