Sanjay Dutt starrer 'knocked out' by Fox

Knock Out makers had to shell out Rs 1.5 crore to ensure their film see light of the day today. Reason? 20th Century Fox has won a plagiarism case against the movie.

bollywood Updated: Oct 15, 2010 15:36 IST

The Sanjay Dutt starrer Knock Out has been knocked out by the makers of Phone Booth, who have won plagiarism case against the movie. Result? Producer Sohail Maklai had to shell out Rs 1.5 crore.

A judge had earlier ruled that the film was a copy of the Hollywood blockbuster, Phone Booth, starring Colin Firth, reports Mumbai Mirror. Resultantly, a stay on the release of the film was put.

Producers of Knock Out then had to approach a division bench of the HC against the order of single judge. After hearing the case the division bench comprising of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice D Y Chandrachud, in turn, put a stay on the order passed by the single judge.

"The bench directives though made it clear that the relief granted to them was on condition that the producer deposits Rs 1.5 crore with the High Court by October 19 and that they maintain accounts related to business done by the movie," said the source.

So it's finally happy ending for Knock Out as the film now releases as per schedule. "But the original case about the infringement of copyright will continue,” added the source.

First Published: Oct 15, 2010 15:08 IST