Shraddha Kapoor in Haseena Parkar
Shraddha Kapoor in Haseena Parkar

The Bombay High Court yesterday refused to stay the release of the Shraddha Kapoor-starrer Haseena Parkar, saying it can't pass last-minute orders on a film cleared by the Censor Board. The film named after and based on the life of mob Dawood Ibrahim's sister Haseena releases today.

A city resident filed a PIL in the High Court yesterday opposing the film's release. The petitioner contended that several dialogues were anti-national and that the film made light of sensitive issues like the 1993 blasts in Mumbai.

A bench of Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice N M Jamdar, however, questioned why the petitioner chose to approach the court just a day before the film's release. The bench also said since the CBFC had already cleared the movie for a public release, so it needn't interfere.