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A gang of pink sari-wearing vigilantes who thrash wife-beating husbands are taking on Bollywood in a row over a movie over their exploits in northern India.
The Gulabi Gang - or Pink Gang - dispense instant justice with hefty poles to cruel husbands, corrupt politicians and crooked police chiefs in Uttar Pradesh state.
Now they've threatened to thrash movie producers making a film about the gang's creator Sampat Pal too unless they like the final cut.
Spokeswoman Jaiprakash Shivhare said: "We run a group that helps women in distress. But we are sceptical as to how all of this will be shown in a film."
"We also think it would be appropriate it if they can give us some compensation. We can help women with that money." she added.
Director Anubhav Sinha, said: "It’s too early for anyone to talk about this film."
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