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Court refuses to demand ban on Priyanka Chopra’s film The White Tiger

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The White Tiger

Court refuses to demand ban on Priyanka Chopra’s film The White Tiger. Delhi High Court on Thursday refused to ban the release of Priyanka Chopra and Rajkummar Rao starrer film The White Tiger on Netflix is

new Delhi: Delhi High Court on Thursday refused to ban the release of Priyanka Chopra and Rajkummar Rao starrer film The White Tiger on Netflix is. Hollywood filmmaker John Hart Jr. filed a petition in court in this regard alleging copyright infringement.

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The hearing lasted two hours

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late in the evening, while hearing the matter immediately, Justice C Hari Shankar dismissed the petition to ban on the film ‘The white tiger’. The judge said that within less than 24 hours from the release of the film, there is not a single reason behind the move to the court. The court heard the matter for more than two hours.

‘Netflix’ summons issued

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However, the court issued summons to the film’s producer Mukul Deora and the OTT platform ‘Netflix’. The film is releasing tonight on ‘Netflix’. The film stars Priyanka Chopra and Rajkummar Rao. The film is based on Arvind Adiga’s book ‘The White Tiger’.

What did the court say

The court has fixed March 22 for handing over the written statement to the joint registrar. The court said, “It is not possible that this court has yet come to the conclusion that the defendant is involved in infringement of copyright by producing and releasing the film.” The court said that Deora and ‘Netflix’ are allowed to release the film. Also, it is directed to keep the details of the bank accounts of the film so that if Hart Jr. is successful in proving his allegations then the court can get compensation.

Lawyer gave this argument

Advocate Kapil Sankhla, appearing for Hart Jr., argued that in October 2019, he came to know that Netflix is ​​involved in the film making process and is releasing on the ‘Over the Top’ (OTT) platform. Regarding this, a legal notice was sent to Deora and Netflix to stop any such act.

The series is also representing Sonia Mudabhatkal, an American production company. He said that his clients were never told that the shooting of the film continued in 2020 as all such works were stopped abroad due to Covid-19 and due to which copyright was infringed.

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Opponent lawyer gave this clarification

Opposing the petition, senior advocate Sandeep Sethi, representing Deora, said that the petitioner moved the court at the last moment, which is not acceptable. However, after hearing the arguments of both the parties, the court said that it has not come to the conclusion that the defendants have violated the copyright prima facie by making and releasing the film.

The judge said, “I prima facie agree with the argument of Mr. Sethi that if the film’s release is stopped at this time, it will cause serious and irreparable damage to the defendants.”

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