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Amitabh Bachchan’s film crew has been stuck on legal issues for a long time. The Supreme Court also refused to lift the ban on his release.
- Latest version:November 18, 2020, 11:13 AMST
Amitabh Bachchan Chief Justice SA Babade, Justice AS Bopanna and Justice V Ramasubramaniam have dismissed the appeal of Super Cassettes Industries (T-Series) against the High Court’s October 19 order on the ‘herd’ film. The High Court refused to intervene in the lower court’s order banning the screening of the film. The bench said in its order, ‘The application for special sanction is being dismissed. Consequently, if there are pending applications in this case, it should be considered as a settlement.
The film is based on the life of Vijay Barsa, founder of the NGO Slam Soccer, and was due to be released on Amazon Prime’s OTT platform this month. Earlier, the film was supposed to be released in May, but could not be released due to the Kovid-19 epidemic. Nandi Chinni Kumar, a Hyderabad-based short film producer, has accused the filmmakers of copyright infringement, but the other side has denied it.
During the hearing of the case, the bench commented that it was an interesting matter and that it would direct its hearing to end within six months. The lawyer representing the filmmaker said the film would be ruined in six months and they were ready to pay the man. He said Rs 1.3 crore had been agreed between the parties concerned. Senior advocate PS Narasimha for Kumar said the court was pending in the lower court within months May instruct to settle the matter. A lower court in Telangana stayed the release of the film on September 1 until the case was heard. The lower court’s decision was upheld by the High Court on October 19.