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Karan Johar moves Bombay High Court over illegal use of his name in a film’s title

en Bollywood News Karan Johar moves Bombay High Court over illegal use of his name in a film’s title

The head honcho of Dharma Productions has sought a stay on the release of this film titled Shaadi Ke Director Karan Aur Johar. 

Director-Producer Karan Johar has reportedly taken legal action against the creators of the upcoming Hindi movie Shaadi Ke Director Karan aur Johar. Johar, a prominent figure in the Indian film industry, filed a petition in the Bombay High Court seeking an urgent injunction against the film's release, since it is slated to hit theatres this week, on June 14. With the film being only a day away from its release, Johar seeks not only a temporary stay on the film's distribution but also a permanent injunction against the unauthorized use of his name in any context related to the movie.

Karan Johar moves Bombay High Court over illegal use of his name in a film’s title

Karan Johar moves Bombay High Court over illegal use of his name in a film’s title

In his plea, Karan Johar emphasized the necessity of preventing the unauthorized use of his name in the film's title, arguing that such usage directly infringes upon his personal rights, including his rights to privacy and publicity. He also went on to firmly clarify and assert that he has no involvement whatsoever with the movie or its creators. Karan also explained in his complaint that this is blatant exploitation of his 'brand name' without consent, which undermines his hard-earned reputation and goodwill in the industry. The lawsuit underscores the urgency of the matter, given that promotional materials, including trailers and posters, are already in circulation on various platforms, including social media.

In an official statement which was reported by India Today, the suit read, "These trailers and posters have caused and are continuing to cause irreparable loss and damage to the goodwill and reputation of Johar. Further, such a release of the film with the title containing his brand name 'Karan Johar,' together or in parts, will cause irreparable loss and damage to the goodwill and reputation which he has gained after investing huge amounts of time, effort, and money,"

Justice RI Chagla's bench has agreed to hold a hearing on June 13, Thursday, a day prior to the release of the film.

Also Read: Karan Johar reacts to Kangana Ranaut slap incident; says, “I do not support any form of violence, verbal or physical”


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