‘Jhund’: Supreme Court refuses to lift stay on the Amitabh Bachchan starrer’s release

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After being part of the Shoojit Sircar film ‘Gulabo Sitabo’, Amitabh Bachchan is gearing up for his next, titled ‘Jhund’. But, a few months back the makers hit a speedbump when a legal notice was sent to them of a case filed against the movie.

Independent filmmaker Nandi Chinni Kumar had filed a case against the makers of ‘Jhund’ over copyright infringement. Now, new reports state that the Big B starrer might not get released for now.

According to a report in Hindustan Times, the Supreme Court has refused to lift the stay on ‘Jhund’ as of Wednesday. Super Cassettes Industries (T Series) had filed an appeal in court but was dismissed by a bench of Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian. The bench said in its order, “The special leave petitions are dismissed. As a sequel to the above, pending interlocutory applications, if any, stand disposed of.”

 

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Super Cassettes has said in their petition filed, “A cinematograph film is a perishable commodity and halting of the complex process that leads up to the release of the film at such a belated stage could prove to be fiscally ruinous for the petitioner and make the entire project financially unviable.”

‘Jhund’ is based on the life of Vijay Barse, the founder of NGO Slum Soccer. It was scheduled to have a release on OTT platform Amazon Prime this month as earlier it was postponed from May due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Stay tuned to this space for more updates.

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