UTV has won a case against Percept Pictures regarding
the copyright dispute of its film Shoebite.
latter filed a case against Shoojit Sircar, the director
of the film, and UTV Motion Pictures asking them to
desist from infringing their copyrights in the script
and dialogue of their film Johnny Walker.
July 16 2008, an order was passed in favour of Percept
restraining UTV from proceeding with the shooting
of the film. However, even after UTV filing an appeal
against the order, the suit was pending for hearing.
May 2 last year, the matter finally came up for hearing
before the mediator appointed by the Delhi High Court
Mediation Cell. Finally in March this year, the Honorable
Court dismissed the suit filed by Percept and upheld
UTV's stand on the issue.