Film director Kamal Kant Chandra had his plea to stall the release of ‘Bala’ (2019) quashed by the Bombay High Court, but has been asked to amend his case and file a fresh suit.
Reported by Mid-day, Chandra has been trying to prove in court since April, that the recent Ayushmann Khurrana starrer ‘Bala’ (2019) was based on his initial script for ‘Udja Chaman’ (2019).
“On November 4, the Supreme Court disposed the case and directed the High Court to take up the matter as soon as possible. But the hearing was listed for Thursday, a day before the film’s release. In their argument, the HC bench said that the film’s rights have been sold by Dinesh Vijan [producer] to Jio Studios, who aren’t the party defendant to the suit. So, the court, in the notice of motion passed, has given me the liberty to make amendments and file a suit again, marking Jio Studios as one of the parties.”
Chandra shares he isn’t interested in making any financial gain from this case. “I am confused why the judiciary [slated the hearing for the day] when the film was due for release. The bench asked me [if I wanted to] consider claiming monetary compensation. But that is not what I want. I will continue fighting until the truth comes out.”
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