The Bombay high court on Monday declined a stay order on Jannat 2 and adjourned the hearing of the petition till June 22. The film, made under the banner of Mukesh Bhatt’s Vaishali Films, was dragged to court over copyright issues.
Writer Kapil Chopra alleged that the movie was lifted from his script, which he wrote and registered with the Film Writers Association in 2007 and subsequently sent to Bhatt in 2010. He is seeking an injunction on the release and a compensation of Rs10 lakh.
Advocates Phiroze Palkhiwala and Ameet Naik, appearing for the director and producer, argued that there was no validity to Chopra’s contention as he had based his assumptions on the promos.
A division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and justice Nitin Jamdhar asked whether the makers were ready to give an undertaking in case the film had similarities with the script. The counsels, however, dismissed it, arguing that the court could pass an order if a case was made out.