The Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the decks for the release of Bollywood movie 'Indu Sarkar' on Friday by dismissing a plea of a woman, who claims to be the biological daughter of late Sanjay Gandhi, for a stay on its screening.
"As far as exhibition of the movie is concerned, we are of the convinced opinion that it is an artistic expression within the parameters of law and there is no justification to curtail the same," the bench said.
The apex court said the plea filed by the woman challenging the Bombay High Court's July 24 judgement was "devoid of merits".
Priya Singh Paul, who claims to be the biological daughter of late Sanjay Gandhi, had moved the apex court against the Bombay High Court's verdict dismissing her plea to quash the certificate granted to the movie by the CBFC.
During the hearing on Thursday, her counsel alleged that the film contains ‘concocted facts’ and maligned the image of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and her son Sanjay.