'Yeh Jawaani hai Deewani' cannot be released on TV or home video

NEW DELHI: The Ranbir Kapoor starrer Yeh Jawaani hai deewani cannot be telecast on television until further orders of the Delhi High Court.

This follows a petition by the manufacturer of ‘Roohafza’, which says the film contains the "objectionable" dialogues against the squash.

However, the film has already been released in theatres and so the order will not affect the theatrical screenings.

Issuing notices to the director, producer and dialogue writers of the Ranbir Kapoor- Deepika Padukone starrer, Justice Manmohan Singh fixed the matter for hearing on 16 July.

"The defendants (film makers), their agents, representatives, assignees or any other persons acting on their behalf are restrained from releasing the home video version of the movie", or "of any other version of the movie on cable television or television which contains the objectionable dialogues as complained in the suit."

"However, it is made clear that this order is not applicable to the theatre version of the movie which has already released and the defendants are at liberty to omit the objectionable content from the film and proceed to release the home video version or any television version of the movie."

The court order came on an injunction suit filed by Hamdard National Foundation, the manufacturer of Roohafza, claimed the product is a household name in and outside India and the film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani contained some "objectionable" dialogues about the Unani recipe.

The petitioner said: "the defendants (filmmakers) have recently released the movie...which has hit the cinema halls and the said movie contains some dialogues which somehow shows the well-known product Roohafza in the manner which is detrimental to the interests of the plaintiffs (manufacturer) as a proprietor.

"The dialogues in the movie would definitely damage the goodwill and reputation of the plaintiffs and is an actionable wrong in common law as well as statute...," the plea said.

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