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Excel Ent defends itself from Nariman Films' legal poser

MUMBAI: After Nariman Films, the makers of the the Amitabh Bachchan‘s 1978 hit Don sent a legal notice to Excel Entertainment a few days ago, the legal counsel of the former has stated that the production house has not infringed the copyright of the original film by producing Don 2.


Further, the production house has also stated that it is the bona-fide author and owner of copyright of Don - The Chase Begins Again (Don 1) that has been confirmed by Nariman Films in writing earlier.


Excel is also the owner of the copyrights of Don 2, says the counsel. In 2005, Nariman Films had given rights to Excel Entertainment, in perpetuity, for making
Don - The Chase Begins Again, while Don 2 is a sequel of it.


The entire story and dialogues of Don - 2 is written by Farhan Akhtar and other team members of Excel Entertainment, the title has been approved by AMPTPP in favour of Excel Entertainment.


Excel Entertainment has also clarified that there has been no undue influence on persons of Nariman Films. It also says that Nariman Films, with their malafide intention and having an ulterior motive to extort unjustified and unearned monies from Excel Entertainment, has sent the legal notice, which is baseless and devoid of merits.


The production house has vociferously stated that it shall defend itself and shall not permit Nariman Films to hamper the release of Don-2 under any circumstances whatsoever as its making of Don 2 has been in the public domain since 2009.

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