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The top court was hearing a plea by the producer, T-Series, against the High Court’s order banning the release of the film on OTT.
Supreme court (Supreme Court) Amitabh Bachchan starrer Hindi film ‘Jhund’ on Thursday ,Jhund, Ka over the top (OTT) Has refused to stop broadcasting on the platform. A bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao said the apex court’s order dated May 5, 2022 would continue and directed the high court to consider the revision petition filed by Hyderabad-based filmmaker Nandi Chinni Kumar, who immediately after the summer vacation. Was accused of copyright infringement.
Supreme Court denies OTT telecast of ‘Jhund’
A settlement decree was passed between the parties in the trial court regarding the rights of the film Jhund. Respondent No. 1 (Nandi) challenged the decree on the ground that they had been cheated. He also filed a writ petition before the High Court which was dismissed. The trial court also dismissed the application for withdrawal of the settlement decree…In the revision filed through the respondent, the High Court ordered status quo and this court stayed the order passed through the High Court on May 5, 2022 .
Respondent No. 1 (Nandi) personally submitted that the interim order of the High Court, as the case may be, should be continued and alternatively, the release of Satellite Rights should be stayed otherwise it would cause irreparable damage. After examining the facts of the case, we are of the view that the order dated May 5 has to be continued till the disposal of the revision petition. The High Court is directed to consider the revision petition of the respondent immediately after the summer vacation. The bench also included Justice BR Gavai and Justice AS Bopanna.
The top court had earlier cleared the way for the film’s release on May 5 by staying the order of the Telangana High Court, which had banned its exhibition on the OTT platform. The top court was hearing a plea by producer, T-Series, against the High Court’s order banning the release of the film on OTT. It was urged that the film, which was earlier released in theaters on March 4, is about to release on the OTT platform and the status quo order of the High Court is coming in between.
Its separate hearing will be held on June 9
The High Court, in its interim order passed on April 29 on a plea by Hyderabad-based filmmaker Nandi Chinni Kumar, ordered status quo with respect to the film’s release on OTT platforms and fixed June 9 as the next date of hearing. The petition alleges copyright infringement through the makers of ‘Jhund’. For your information, let us tell you that ‘Jhund’ is a biographical sports film based on the life of Vijay Barse, the founder of NGO ‘Slum Soccer’.