Delhi High Court on Thursday cleared the decks for the release of Anil Kapoor’s production ShortKut after a row over the copyright of its title was amicably settled.
Kapoor agreed to pay Rs 35 lakh to another producer who claimed to have the copyright over the title of the movie.
The production company, Anil Kapoor Film Co Pvt Ltd, owned by the actor, agreed before Justice Reva Khetrapal to pay Rs 35 lakh to BS Bhullar who claimed copyright over the title.
The movie, starring Akshay Khanna, Arshad Warsi and Amrita Rao, was scheduled to be released on Friday.
Bhullar had alleged that Kapoor had copied the title of his film after he gave script to the actor and offered him a role in his proposed movie.
The high court had on July 7 issued notice to the film company and and sought its reply on the matter.
Bhullar had alleged he had registered the title with the Films Association in September 2005 and the actor’s production company copied it in an “illegal and unauthorised” manner.