Sanjay Dutt to take legal action against his unauthorised biography
MUMBAI: Bollywood flim star Sanjay Dutt is mulling legal action against author Yasser Usman for his unauthorised biography, named The Crazy Untold Story of Bollywood’s Bad Boy.
The Munna Bhai actor took to Twitter to express his disappointment against the publishing house Juggernaut Books and the author saying he had not bestowed anyone publishing rights to his biography;
I hope better sense will prevail and there will be no further excerpts that will hurt me or my family. My official autobiography will be out soon which will be authentic and based on facts. pic.twitter.com/iOiazTRc6n
— Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) March 20, 2018
An image accompanying the tweet read, “I have not authorized either Juggernaut Publications or Yaseer Usman to write/publish my biography. Our lawyers had sent them a legal notice, in response to which Juggernaut Publications said that contents of the proposed book are based on information available in public domain from authentic sources. However, from the excerpts that are appearing in the newspaper are partly based on my old interviews but rest all seemed to be based on hearsay, 1990’s tabloids and gossip magazines, most of which are figments of imagination and not true. I have consulted with my legal team on the course of action.”
As the excerpts were being released for well over a month, it was only on March 20 that the actor decided to take legal action.