Sonchiriya: Sushant Singh Rajput’s and Bhumi Pednekar’s film lands in legal trouble for showing Chambal in bad light


Sushant Singh Rajput’s and Bhumi Pednekar’s upcoming film Sonchiriya has piqued the audience’s interest with its hard-hitting trailer, dialogues and impeccable acting. However, the film is now in legal trouble as it has been slammed with a legal notice by a Gwalior-based NGO. The legal notice comes from the NGO Shiksha Mitra Foundation which has alleged that Chambal, where the film is based has been shown in bad light in the dacoit film and has hurt the sentiments of the townsfolk.

The Sonchiriya team had released a video of Chambal tourism and dares everyone to visit the city asking, “Aake Toh Dikhao!” This video, as well as the motion posters that have been released for the film, has irked the organization and they have objected to them as they apparently malign the image of Chambal. The organization has sought the removal of certain portions from the film and has asked a written apology from the makers.  They have threatened to take the matter to court if their demands are not met. The posters that have created the furore carry the stamp of Chambal tourism and take a jibe at the lawlessness of the land. Take a look at them below:

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Sonchiriya is a dacoit film and is set in the 1970s when the law and order of the land were in shambles because of the dacoits ruling the ravines of Chambal. Sonchiriya is directed by Abhishek Chaubey and also stars Manoj Bajpayee, Ranvir Shorey and Ashutosh Rana in pivotal roles. The film is slated to release on March 1.