The Bombay HC has asked producers Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh
Bhatt of Vishesh Films to deposit Rs 1 million in the
court if they want to go ahead with the TV release of
their film Jannat 2.
HC also asked the producers to submit the DVD of their
film to enable the judges to see for themselves whether
there were any similarities between the film and a script
by petitioner Kapil Chopra, which he claimed he had
sent to the film's director Kunal Deshmukh and his 150-page
script registered in 2008 by the Film Writers Association.
on Chopra's lawyer Rashmin Khandekar's contention
that the script writer ought to be compensated for
his efforts, the producers have denied there was any
similarity between the two scripts.
asked to comment on the matter, he promptly replied,
"I can't say anything on this as the matter is
the Central Board for Film Certification (CBFC) has
finally given a clean chit to The Dirty Picture
for telecast after nearly 100 cuts. With this,
the controversial national award winning film, which
had been banned from being screened on TV before 11
pm, has now got the nod for general viewing.
TV had asked producers Balaji Motion Pictures to go
for more cuts to ensure that the film could be telecast
during prime time.