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 on March 7.

"Reputation once lost is lost forever and cannot come back and even can't be compensated with 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.

(Agencies)

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