The Bombay High Court on Monday refused to stay the release of the periodic drama, Mohenjo Daro , scheduled for release on August 12.
A division Bench of Justice Abhay Oka and Justice A.A. Sayed was hearing the plea of Akashaditya Lama, alleging copyright infringement against the producers and the director of the film. The court denied an interim relief, but kept the appeal pending.
The court said there was no liberty granted by the city civil court judge to file a fresh suit in the high court. He said there is absolutely no explanation in the plaint as to why there was a delay of three months. The court observed that the plaint was filed eight days after the release of the official trailer: June 28.
Last week, a single bench of Justice Gautam Patel had denied any relief to Mr. Lama over copyright infringement on the script of the film starring Hrithik Roshan, and imposed a cost of Rs. 1.5 lakh on him.
Justice Patel in his 49-page order said, “There is the question of delay and the plaintiff has moved different courts before. He has pursued multiple avenues. He filed and withdrew a suit seeking the same relief in the city civil court.”