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SC refuses to stay release of Rajinikanth’s movie Kaala over copyright claim

A petitioner approached the top court seeking a stay claiming his copyright-protected work related to the movie were used by the producers without his permission.

india Updated: Jun 06, 2018 12:11 IST
Bhadra Sinha
Bhadra Sinha
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Tamil actor Rajinikanth’s Kaala is due to hit theatres this Friday.
Tamil actor Rajinikanth’s Kaala is due to hit theatres this Friday. (PTI File Photo)

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to stay release of Rajinikanth-starrer Kaala which is scheduled to hit the screens on June 7.

A vacation bench comprising Justices AK Goel and Ashok Bhushan refused to entertain a plea by KS Rajashekaran, who sought an injunction against release of the movie.

“You want an injunction against the release of the movie. Everybody is waiting for the film to be released,” the bench told the counsel appearing for the petitioner.

Rajashekaran claimed that his copyright work was used by the producer without prior permission without prior permission. The top court said if the petitioner is the original copywriter he is entitled to damages, which he should claim from the high court.

The petitioner had approached the Supreme Court against the May 16 order of the Madras High Court which has posted his plea against the release of the movie for hearing on June 16.

(With PTI inputs)