BSE slaps notice on stock market film

MUMBAI: Director – producer Samer Hanchate has filed a caveat from the Bombay High Court following a legal notice by the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) solicitors for depicting the BSE building in promos and advertisements of his film Gafla. The film was released yesterday (6 October).

“The BSE building has been shown in various media since many years now. The building is symbolic for a rise, fall or scam that takes place in the stock exchange. So I could not show any other building but that if I am making a film based on the stock exchange. I have shown the building from outside and not inside,” says Hanchate who has produced, directed and distributed Gafla.

Galfa is based on the stock market and starts from the Harshad Mehta scam in 90’s and ends with Ketan Mehta’s scam in 2000. “I met a lot of brokers and investors to know how the scam had affected their lives,” says Hanchate.

The legal notice has not hindered the release or the screening of the film. “I hope the concerned people from BSE see the film before issuing any further allegations or legal notices,” concludes Hanchate.

Rohini Bhandari

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