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Mumbai, Aug 30 : The union government has asked Bollywood producer Mushtaq Nadiadwala to seek help of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) joint secretary in order to locate his children who are allegedly “detained” by his Pakistani wife in Lahore.
The statement was made during the hearing of a habeas corpus petition by the Studio One producer seeking direction from the court to union government to facilitate the safe return of his children.
Nadiadwala in his petition also alleged that his wife too was being held in Pakistan by her influential family and the government should ensure her return as well.
The Centre submitted that it needs time to seek instructions on the matter.
A Division Bench of Justices N M Jamdar and N R Borkar then asked it to inform the petitioner about the steps taken to retrieve his family.
They also said the petitioner should be briefed about the other official formalities.
Nadiadwala’s Studio One is among Bollywood’s leading post production facilities that has worked with 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros., Sony Pictures, Paramount, Disney, Karan Johar, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Utv, Balaji among others.