Superstar Amitabh Bachchan, who last featured in the Shoojit Sircar film Gulabo Sitabo is gearing up for the release of his next movie titled Jhund. A few months back, it was reported that the makers of Jhund were slapped with a legal notice. Independent filmmaker Nandi Chinni Kumar filed a case against the makers over copyright infringement. Now, as per the latest reports, Big B’s film may not get released for now. Reportedly, the Supreme Court has refused to lift the stay imposed on the release of Big B starrer by Civil Court and Telangana High Court.
According to a report in Livelaw, on Wednesday, the Supreme Court refused to lift the stay on the movie Jhund. As T-Series and filmmaker, Nagraj Manjule had filed special leave petitions in the Supreme Court recently, reportedly, a bench headed by Chief S.A. Bobde and comprising Justices A. S. Bopanna and V. Ramasubramanian declined to entertain the appeal that challenged the verdict passed by the Telangana High Court. During the hearing in the special leave petition, the Chief Justice said to the producers’ counsel, “We will pass a direction to dispose of the suit within 6 months.” Reacting to it, the counsel replied, “The film will be useless after 6 months. A settlement agreement for Rs 1.3 crore was signed. Now they are not adhering to it. Please consider on merits.”
During the hearing, the produces' counsel mentioned that they are ready to pay the person in question the settlement, and explained how the film will be ‘useless’ after 6 months. However, the Court also declined to listen to the case and merits and dismissed the plea.
Meanwhile, Kumar had filed a suit on May 13, in the Kukatpally court. On September 17, the court imposed a stay on ‘exhibiting and broadcasting’ Big B’s film Jhund in India and abroad, until the order from the court. It also restrained streaming platform Netflix and Amazon Prime Video from screening or releasing the movie. In the film, Amitabh Bachchan plays the role of a football coach, Vijay Barse. Also Read: Jhund: Amitabh Bachchan And Makers Served Legal Notice By Nandi Chinni Kumar For Copyright Infringement
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