Bombay HC gives relief to Lankan makers of 'A Wedneday'

MUMBAI: In a major relief to the Sri Lankan producers of their version of ‘A Wednesday‘, a division of the Bombay High Court rejected a petition demanding the stay on the release of the film due to a contractual dispute.

The application seeking the stay on the film’s release was made by UTV Software Communications which had given the making rights to Asia Digital Entertainment and Gemini Nation Digital of that country.

The dispute was regarding the insertion of a clause by UTV that stipulated that non-Sri Lankan actors should not be used in the film.

The application was rejected earlier by a single Bench of Justice S.J. Vajifdar in July last after which the production house appealed again to the Division Bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice Roshan Dalvi that upheld the decision.

In the first edition of JIAFF, 10 awards will be presented: Best Animation, Best Animated Film, Best 2D, Best 3D, Best VFX, Best Sound Track, Best Modeling & Texture, Best Lighting & Compositing, Best Student Film & Best Critic Film.

The film starring Ben Kingsley and Ben Cross has been directed by Chandran Rutnam.

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