Kunal Kohli opted settlement for ‘Phir Se’ release

Raj Baddhan

Senior Editor

'Phir Se' starring Jennifer Winget
‘Phir Se’ starring Jennifer Winget

In a major delight for director Kunal Kohli, who was about to make his acting debut with ‘Phir Se’, the Supreme Court gave his film a clean chit, post the Bombay High Court gave its nod to release the movie.

According to Bollywood Hungama, the Bombay High Court had put interim stay on the release of the movie over plagiarism charges, filed by writer Jyoti Kapoor.

Kohli says, “The honourable Supreme Court in all its wisdom gave us the option of a settlement. I settled for it. But please understand the honourable courts imposed no stay order on my film Phir Se. I was free to release my film. But I chose the option of settlement. The honourable Judge said he believes creative people should promote the culture of settlement.”

“Neither the High Court nor the Supreme Court said there was any infringement. The honourable judges said I was free to release my film and let the case go on in the honourable High Court,” Kohli added.

‘Phir Se’ is produced by Shiv Kumar under the banner of Bombay Film Company Ltd and directed by Kunal Kohli and Ajay Bhuyan. The movie also stars Jennifer Winget, Rajit Kapoor, Dalip Tahil, Kanwaljeet Singh and Sushmita Mukherjee Bundela in essential roles.