The release of Amitabh Bachchan's film 'Jhund' is now seen falling into the limelight. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court refused to lift the ban on the film's release. Along with this, the court also rejected an appeal against the order of the Telangana High Court, in which the screening of the film was stopped due to copyright.
A bench of Justices Bobde, Justice KS Bopanna, and Justice V Rama Subramaniam in the Supreme Court rejected the appeal filed by the petitioner T Series against the October 19 order of the High Court, which refused to stay the trial court order.
The film, based on the life of Vijay Barse, founder of NGO Slum Soccer, was scheduled to be released on the OTT platform Amazon Prime this month. It was earlier scheduled to be released in May but did not reach theaters due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
Hyderabad-based filmmaker Nandi Chinni Kumar has alleged copyright infringement against herd makers. However, the producers of the film have been rejecting these allegations. In the Supreme Court, the judge asked the two sides to settle the case in six months. On this, the lawyer appearing for the herd makers said that the film will be useless in six months. He said that an amount of Rs 1.3 crore was agreed upon between the parties, but now they are not following the agreement.
Please tell that Chinese Nandi Kumar knocked on the door of the local court on 13 May. After this, on September 17, the High Court stayed the release of the film. The film is directed by Nagraj Manjule, director of the Marathi superhit film 'Sairat'.