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HC stays use of Lawaris song in Housefull

entertainment Updated: May 01, 2010 18:26 IST


The Calcutta High Court restrained the use of the 1981 hit song

Apni to jayse tayse

from Amitabh Bachchan-starrer


in the Sajid Khan-directed


, which premiered today.

In an interim stay till June 2, Justice Nadira Patherya today restrained producer Sajid Nadiadwala from the cinematic use of the Kalyanji-Anandji number in the new film, where it has been remixed with another song



Anandji and the heirs of music directors Kalyanji had filed a suit before the High Court claiming that the producers of


had used the song

Apni to jayse tayse, thodi aise ya vayse

without the copyright.

Heirs of Prakash Mehra, producer of Lawaris, also filed a separate suit before the court claiming that the song was written by the late Mehra and the right to the lyrics remained with them.

After hearing the two songs, which had similarities prima facie, Justice Patherya ordered the injunction restraining the defendants from using the number till June 2.

Justice Patherya directed the parties to file affidavits in two weeks and the matter would be heard again after three weeks.