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MUMBAI COURT ISSUES SUMMONS TO AUTHORS OF MAFIA QUEENS OF MUMBAI, PRODUCERS OF GANGUBAI KATHIAWADI, AND ALIA BHATT IN A CRIMINAL DEFAMATION COMPLAINT A Metropolitan Magistrate at Mumbai has issued summons to the authors of the book, Mafia Queens of Mumbai, the producers of Gangubai Kathiawadi, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and...
Bombay High Court refuses to stay release of film ‘Mumbai Saga’ The Bombay High Court on 18th March, 2021 refused to stay release of the film ‘Mumbai Saga’ which is allegedly based on lives of gangsters, Ravi Mallesh Bohra, known in Mumbai’s underworld as DK Rao, late Amar Naik and...
(These highlights have been contributed by Harshil Dureja, Ujjawal Bhargava and Sudarshan Mohta) TANDAV CASE: AMAZON PRIME VIDEO CONTENT HEAD APARNA PUROHIT GRANTED PROTECTION FROM ARREST BY SUPREME COURT; SC EXPRESSES DISSATISFACTION OVER IT RULES 2021  The Supreme Court on March 5 granted protection from arrest to India Head of Amazon...
FINANCE MINISTER PROPOSES A DRAFT BILL IN THE LOWER HOUSE TO SHUT IPAB. The Bill is introduced by the Union Finance Minister Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman, bearing the title “The Tribunals Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions Of Service) Bill, 2021” The Bill proposes to transfer its powers to High Courts (for patent,...
CENSOR BOARD THINKS ACTOR VIJAY CRITICIZING THE GOVERNMENT IS ‘DEFAMATION’ PORTRAYED IN FILM "MASTER". While as per the Cinematograph Act, 1952, CBFC can decide what constitutes defamation. CBFC asked to mute the word 'government' from the line, 'The government doesn't listen to its people' portrayed in film "Master". THE SUPREME COURT...
MIRZAPUR SERIES ROW: ALLAHABAD HIGH COURT STAYS ARREST OF PRODUCERS FARHAN AKHTAR & RITESH SIDHWANI. High Court ordered stay of arrest of 'Mirzapur Web Series' producers Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani for FIR which was lodged against the petitioners (Farhan Akhtar & Ritesh Sidhwani). Complainant had claimed in the FIR...
DELHI HIGH COURT REFUSES TO STAY RELEASE OF NETFLIX FILM ‘THE WHITE TIGER’ ON PLEA OF COPYRIGHT VIOLATION The Delhi High Court refused to stay release of film "The White Tiger" on OTT platform Netflix, while hearing a last-minute plea filed by American Hollywood producer John Hart Jr alleging...
SMOKING SCENE IN 'K.G.F CHAPTER 2' TEASER IRKS KARNATAKA HEALTH DEPARTMENT The Karnataka State Anti-Tobacco Cell and Health Department have objected to visuals showing actor lighting a cigarette and smoking in the released teaser of film "KGF Chapter 2". Officials from The Karnataka State Anti-Tobacco Cell decided to seek deletion...
HIGH COURT ASKS BOLLYWOOD PRODUCERS TO REPLY ON BENNETT COLEMAN’S PLEA TO REJECT DEFAMATION SUIT In the fresh application, the Bennett Coleman and Company Ltd (Times group) has raised the issue of jurisdiction and claimed that the Delhi High Court has no territorial jurisdiction to entertain the lawsuit filed against...
BOMBAY HIGH COURT RESTRAINS ARISTO APPARELS FROM USING “SERO” OR DECEPTIVELY SIMILAR MARKS FOR TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT In a suit of trademark infringement, the Bombay High Court passed an interim order of injunction against company M/s Aristo Apparels for selling men's clothing under brand “SERON”. The Court stated that Savla Corporation’s...

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