On Monday, The Bombay High Court ordered Eros International Media Limited to pay Sanjay Leela Bhansali-run Bhansali Productions Rs 19.39 lakhs over their dispute in regards to the rights of their 2013 Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone starrer Goliyo Ki Rasleela Ramleela, which was jointly produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Eros. As per the court, the dues have been asked to pay within the next three weeks. The verdict came after the filmmaker had challenged a petition filed by Eros International with the Bombay Stock Exchange of an all-merger with Hollywood's STX Filmworks.
Now, Eros International Media Limited, in their official statement, has hit back to Bhansali and promised for an appropriate legal action soon. A spokesperson from the esteem production house said, "The Bombay High Court has adjourned the case in our favour. Eros always sticks to best corporate governance and business practices and had already given the cheque in advance as per our agreement. We will take appropriate legal action against Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s production for this malafide and unfounded action, which has also been duly noted by the court”
As per the reports, with Sanjay Leela Bhansali being the co-producer of this film, no other company can claim their right on the film. It was being claimed that the merger between Eros and STX was 'misleading and incorrect' and that favoured SLB in this case.
Further, since STX Filmworks is based out of British Isle and California, relief to SLB can only be granted after the judges get through the case in-depth. As per Indian Express, it was said that “I do not think that a case for ad-interim reliefs is made out at this stage, considering that the court is hearing only extremely urgent matters due to the COVID-19 pandemic.” (ALSO READ - Sanjay Leela Bhansali Wins Ram Leela Copyright Tussle; Bombay High Court Instructs Eros International To Pay SLB Over 19 Lakh)
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