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Interim injunction against ‘Ghajini’ release

IN TROUBLE: Aamir Khan in the Hindi version of Ghajini.

IN TROUBLE: Aamir Khan in the Hindi version of Ghajini.  

Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: The Madras High Court on Tuesday granted interim injunction restraining the respondents in a civil suit from releasing the Aamir Khan-starrer ‘Ghajini.’

Justice P.R. Shivakumar granted the injunction, pending civil suit, on an application filed by A.Chandrasekharan, proprietor, Sri Saravana Creations, Nungambakkam, Chennai, in which he has cited Geetha Arts Division of Allu Entertainment Pvt.Limited, Chennai, AR.Murugadoss and M/s Ad Lab Films Pvt Limited, Mumbai, as respondents.

The film was scheduled for release on Christmas day.

In his affidavit, Mr. Chandrasekharan submitted that he was constrained to file the suit for declaration of his right and for permanent injunction. The respondents were attempting to interfere with his copyright.

He continued to be the owner of the copyright in respect of the film and no one else was entitled to produce the same in any other language.

Copyright infringement

The respondents did not have any right to produce the film in Hindi.

They should be restrained from interfering with his copyright, he said.

The applicant said he had parted only with the Chennai city rights, the Telugu remake, the dubbing and satellite rights. He had retained all other rights with himself. He was shocked as to how the respondents could conceive any idea of producing the picture in Hindi.

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