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UTV wins case, Jodhaa Akbar to be screened nationwide

MUMBAI: UTV Motion Pictures can now screen Jodhaa Akbar anywhere across the country. The company has won the case in the Supreme Court on 4 March leading to the lifting of the ban on the film not only in UP but nationwide till 14 March.

"Even in the smallest local areas and regions the film can be screened now. We have won the case in the Supreme Court and as per the verdict, the film will be immune to any ban anywhere in the country," said UTV Motion Pictures director Siddharth Roy Kapur to Indiantelevision.com.


UTV motion pictures had moved the Supreme Court on 3 March following the ban on Jodhaa Akbar in UP.


Before the SC hearing took place, Roy Kapur had told Indiantelevision.com, "There‘s no point fighting the ban from one state to the other. Hence, we finally decided to move the Supreme Court on Monday."


The UP government had banned Ashutosh Gowariker‘s controversial film on Saturday siting law and order problems in the state, where the film met with some protests.


UTV had earlier moved the High Courts of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan to lift the ban on the screenings, and in both courts it had won the case.


The film has already faced ban in parts of Haryana and Uttaranchal following protests over the alleged wrong depiction of some historical characters in the film.

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