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Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani restrained from TV channels

The Delhi High Court has restrained the makers of Bollywood movie ” Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani” (YJHD) from releasing it on TV channels containing the “objectionable” dialogues against the squash ‘Roohafza’ on a law suit filed by the syrup manufacturer.

The court, however, said the order is not applicable to the theatre version of the movie which was released in the cinema halls last week.

Issuing notices to the director, producer and dialogue writers of the Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone-starrer film, Justice Manmohan Singh fixed the matter for hearing on July 16.

” The defendants(film makers), their agents, representatives, assignes or any other persons acting on their behalf are restrained from releasing the home video version of the movie”….” of any other version of the movie on cable television or television which contains the objectionable dialogues as complained in the suit.”

“However, it is made clear that this order is not applicable to the theatre version of the movie which has already been put to release and the defendants are at liberty to omit the objectionable content from the film and proceed to release the home video version or any television version of the movie.”

The court order came on an injunction suit filed by Hamdard National Foundation, the manufacturer of Roohafza, claimed the product is a household name in and outside India and the film “Yeh Jawaani Hain Deewani” contained some “objectionable” dialogues about the Unani recipe.

The squash manufacturer said in their plea “the defendants (filmmakers) have recently released the movie…which has hit the cinema halls and the said movie contains some dialogues which somehow show the well-known product Roohafza in the manner which is detrimental to the interests of the plaintiffs (manufacturer) as a proprietor.

“The dialogues in the movie would definitely damage the goodwill and reputation of the plaintiffs and is an actionable wrong in common law as well as statute…,” the plea said.

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