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After Supreme Court nods, Jhund to release on OTT platform

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The Supreme Court on Thursday gave green signal to the release of the film Jhund on OTT platforms, setting aside the Telangana High Court order on the matter.

A Bench comprising Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice A.S. Bopanna observed that the High Court had overlooked the principles concerning the grant of interim relief in such matters and said that prima facie, the impugned order was against the balance of convenience.

The Apex Court listed the matter for final hearing on May 13.

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A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana had, on Wednesday, agreed to list the plea filed by producer and music company T-series, against the High Court’s order, to stay the release of the movie on OTT.

The plea said the movie, which was earlier released in theatres on March 4, was scheduled to be released on the OTT platform, but the High Court restrained it from being released on OTT.

On April 29, the High Court had ordered status quo regarding the release of the film on OTT platforms in its interim order passed on the plea of Hyderabad-based filmmaker Nandi Chinni Kumar and fixed June 9 as the next date of hearing.

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The plea by Chinni Kumar had accused the makers of ‘Jhund’ of indulging in copyright violation.

The biographical sports film, based on the life of Vijay Barse, founder of the NGO ‘Slum Soccer,’ was released in theatres on March 4.

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