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Sanjay Dutt To Take Legal Action Against The Author And Publisher Of His Unofficial Biography

Sanjay Dutt‘s biopic has already gone on floors and filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani is the director of it. Ranbir is playing the character of Sanjay Dutt and the biopic has many superstars from the industry. But before the release of the movie, someone has published a biography on Dutt.

Sanjay got miffed at the author Yasser Usman and publishers Juggernaut for publishing it without informing him. Sanjay took to his Twitter handle to slam the writer and publishers.

His twitter read as: “I have not authorised either Juggernaut Publications or Yasser Usman to write/publish my biography. Our lawyers had sent them a legal notice, in response to which Juggernaut Publications said that contents of the proposed book are based on information available in public domain from authentic sources.

However, from the excerpts that are appearing in the newspaper are partly based on my old interviews, but rest all seemed to be based on hearsay, 1990s’ tabloids and gossip magazines, most of which are figments of imagination and not true. I have consulted with my legal team on the next course of action.”

The publishers apologized for this. They gave a statement, “We are sorry to hear that Mr Sanjay Dutt was upset by our book on him. The author, Yasser Usman, an award-winning journalist and reputed writer on Bollywood actors, is a fan and very sympathetic to Mr Dutt. Yasser has chosen his sources and materials with care. He has relied extensively on direct quotes from Mr Dutt, his close associates such as Mr Mahesh Bhatt, and members of the Dutt family.”

“Moreover, as has been said in most of Yasser’s interviews and pieces in the press, he is a huge admirer of Mr Dutt’s honesty and lack of pretense and believes these qualities meaningfully set him apart from the rest of the film industry. The book is a homage to those admirable and rare traits of honesty and frankness. However, to pay respect to Mr Dutt’s wishes, we won’t put out any more extracts from the book in short-form media.”

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