Gangster Abu Salem, who is currently in prison serving a lifetime sentence for involvement in the 1993 Bombay blast case, has sent a legal notice to the makers of Sanju. The notice states that he was falsely depicted in the film and that it caused him pain and disrepute. The notice was sent by his lawyer Prashant Pandey to Rajkumar Hirani, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Fox Star Studios. It stated that Salem did not meet actor Sanjay Dutt nor did he supply arms and ammunition to the actor as portrayed in the film. According to Times of India, the report stated, “The scene where Sanjay Dutt gives a confessional statement about possession of arms and ammunition during communal tension around our country in 1993, is defaming my client, as my client never supplied the arms and ammunition, as alleged to Sanjay Dutt, as pictured in the film.” The notice has sought financial compensation for causing disrepute to Salem, and has demanded elimination of the scene.
Source: Times of India