Jaipur: Akshay Kumar starrer film ‘Toilet Ek Prem Katha’ controversy remains on full swing. Now, A Jaipur’s local court denied a petition on the release date of film.
The fights in the case were finished on August 2 and verdict was set aside for Saturday.
“After heeding clashes for three straight days, the Jaipur Metropolitan Court prima facie come up with no merit in the matter and refused the application,” S.S. Hora stated.
We will examine the verdict and then take decision of our future course of action,” G.D. Bansal, advocate for Jaipur based filmmaker Pratik Sharma stated.
Few days back, Pratik Sharma put the blame of a copyright over the makers of “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” and filed a case of infringement against them.
Sharma filed the case against Plan C Studios, an coalition amid Reliance Entertainment and Friday Filmworks directed by Neeraj Pandey and Shital Bhatia, and Viacom18 on July 7 in a Jaipur Metropolitan Court.
Pratik Sharma stated that the filmmakers of “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” had taken the punchline and the topic from his movie “Gutrun Gutar Gun”.
On July 26, the local court directed the filmmakers of “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” to lodge a reply or come into clashes in the complaint of copyright violation on July 31.
Earlier, the court had come up with a notice on July 22, though as a protest by the clerical staff was in process, the court issued the respondents July 26 as a fresh date for lodging their reply.
“Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” film is directed by Shree Narayan Singh. The film revolves around the sanitation problem in India and it focuses on Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s Swachh Bharat campaign.
The film stars Bhumi Pednekar and Akshay in the lead roles. It is slated to hit the theatres on August 11.