A complaint has been filed against the film ‘Sanju’ headlined by Ranbir Kapoor for showing Indian jails in bad light. The complaint is regarding a scene in the film's trailer, which according to the report "will set a bad impression about jail authorities of India," reports news agency ANI.
Activist Prithvi Mhaske objected to the toilet leakage scene in the film's trailer and in a letter to the Censor Board chief Prasoon Joshi, he wrote, "As per the information available the government and jail authorities are taking good care of all the barracks of the jails. We never heard of any such incidents anywhere. There were many films previously released based on gangsters, where in the Indian jails were portrayed, but never in such light." In the letter, Mr Mhasake also wrote, "If there is no action about the same by you then we are left with no option, but to approach the honourable court and put a stay order on the release of the movie," reports ANI.
Sanju narrates the story of actor Sanjay Dutt, which also includes the days he spent in the jail in connection with the 1993 Bombay blast case. The scene in question appears to be from the time when Sanjay was imprisoned initially in 1993. He spent 18 months in jail during the trial and he was finally convicted for the illegal possession of weapons by the Supreme Court in 2013, when he was sentenced to five years in Pune's Yerwada Jail.