There is a speculation that Rajinikanth's next film with director Pa Ranjith will be based on the life of Mumbai underworld don Haji Mastan.
Superstar Rajinikanth got a notice from a man who is claiming to be late Haji Mastan’s son on Saturday morning, reported news agency ANI. The agency also reported that there is a speculation that Rajinikanth’s next film with director Pa Ranjith will be based on the life of Mumbai underworld don Haji Mastan. Reacting to the news, a man named Sunder Shekhar who claims to be late Haji Mastan’s son sent a notice to Rajinikanth asking him not to depict Mastan as a smuggler & don.
The news was confirmed by Sundar Shekhar who told Deccan Chronicle that late Haji Mastan Mirza, who hailed from Tamil Nadu was a businessman and founder of Bharatiya Minorities Suraksha Mahasangh. Sundar added that since Mastan was not convicted in any court for smuggling or underworld activities, it is not right to depict him as a don. However, Sundar added that he would like to make a biopic on Mastan himself as a producer.
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“Depicting him as smuggler and underworld don is highly unacceptable and defamatory. He was never convicted in any court for smuggling or underworld activities. I am interested in making a biopic of him as am a producer and a registered lifetime member of Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association,” he was quoted saying in the report.
Earlier there were reports that Ajay Devgn’s character of Sultan Mirza in Milan Luthria’s film ‘Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai’ was loosely based on Haji Mastan’s life while Emraan Hashmi played the character of Dawood Ibrahim. Rajinikanth will be seen next in Shankar’s 2.0 opposite Akshay Kumar which is a sequel of film ‘Robot’.