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SC draft to stop streaming of Amitabh Bachchan-starrer ‘Jhund’ on OTT platform

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20 May 2022, (New Delhi) : The Supreme Court Thursday refused to stop streaming of the Amitabh Bachchan starrer Hindi movie ‘Jhund’ on the Over the Top (OTT) platform. A bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao said the order of the apex court 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 alleged copyright violation, immediately after the summer vacation.It also directed the Telangana High Court to consider the revision petition filed by Hyderabad-based filmmaker Nandi Chinni Kumar, who alleged copyright violation, immediately after the summer vacation. Earlier, the bench had stayed the Telangana High Court order which had stayed the release of the movie on OTT. The movie was released on ZEE5. Compromise decree was passed between the parties in the trial court relating to rights of movie Jhund. Respondent no. 1 (Nandi) challenged the decree on the ground that fraud was played on him. He also filed a writ petition before the High Court which was dismissed. The trial court also dismissed the application for recall of the compromise decree… In the revision filed by the respondent, the high court ordered status quo, and this court on May 5, 2022, stayed the order passed by the high court. Respondent nos 1 (Nandi ) appearing in person submitted that the interim order of status quo of the high court should be continued and in the alternative, there should be a stay of release of satellite rights or else he will suffer irreparable loss. Having examined the facts of the case, we are of the considered opinion that the May 5 order is 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 comprising justices B R Gavai and A S Bopanna said.

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