Eros International has been ordered to pay Rs 19.39 lakh to Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Bhansali Productions’. Bhansali approached the Bombay High Court to prevent Eros International from “selling, exploiting, licensing, distributing, and renewing rights” over their jointly produced ‘Ram Leela’ (2013), as according to Indian Express.
Eros International PLC is merging with Hollywood’s STX Filmworks and Bhansali wants to prevent any claims over ‘Ram Leela’ as the merger is based on a “incorrect and misleading disclosure”. He had requested for “urgent reliefs” but a full hearing cannot take place because of the current pandemic. Judge Burgess P Colabawalla said, “I do not think that a case for ad-interim reliefs is made out at this stage, considering that the court is hearing only extremely urgent matters due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” also according to Indian Express. Eros was required to pay Bhansali within three weeks.
Eros India spokesperson added, “The Bombay High Court has adjourned the case in our favour. Eros always sticks to best corporate governance and business practices and had already given the cheque in advance as per our agreement. We will take appropriate legal action against Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s production for this malafide and unfounded action, which has also been duly noted by the court.”