Court restrains TV screening of ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’

'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' restricted from TV
'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' restricted from TV

The Delhi High Court has restrained the makers of ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ (2013) from releasing the film on television after it found “objectionable” dialogues against the squash ‘Roohafza’.

The injunction suit was filed by Hamdard National Foundation, the manufacturer of Roohafza, who claimed the dialogues are detrimental to the interests of the plaintiffs (manufacturer) as a proprietor.

The plea said, “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 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 notice has been issued to the director, producer and dialogue writers, with a hearing scheduled by Justice Manmohan Singh on 16th July.

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