UTV wins case against MP govt

MUMBAI: UTV Motion Pictures has finally emerged victorious in the case against Madhya Pradesh government‘s ban on Jodhaa Akbar.

"The Madhya Pradesh High Court has ruled in favour of UTV and we are commencing the screening of Jodhaa Akbar immediately across the state. This is a huge boost to all advocates of creative freedom in our country, and we are very grateful to the court for recognising the validity of our stand and allowing Jodhaa Akbar to resume screenings," said UTV Motion Pictures director Siddharth Roy Kapur.

Within a span of two weeks, since the date of its release, UTV‘s Jodhaa Akbar had fallen prey to a huge web of communal controversies. Apart from being banned in Rajasthan, Ambala and parts of Gujrat and Bihar, the film also faced temporary suspension in MP following demonstrations against it by the Rajput community at cinema theatres. This made UTV move the MP High Court to get the order revoked leading to their final win.

So far, the Hrithik Roshan-Aishwarya Rai Bachchan-starrer period love story has succeeded in collecting a gross amount of Rs 527 million in India. In the US, it has raised around Rs 100 million while in the UK it has earned around Rs 56 million.

MP follows Rajasthan, bans UTV‘s Jodhaa-Akbar

UTV moves Madhya Pradesh High Court against ban order

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