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Krazzy4 case settled out of court; to release with all songs

MUMBAI: The plagiarism case which music composer Ram Sampath had filed against Rakesh Roshan and Rajesh Roshan for "directly lifting" his music for Krazzy4, has been settled "out of court". Thus, the case seeking damages of Rs 20 million has been vacated.

Earlier today, the Bombay High Court had in its verdict instructed the Roshans to delete two songs if they wanted to release the film on Friday. The Court had also granted interim relief of Rs 2.5 million to Sampath.


Sampath had filed the suit a fortnight ago for copyright infringement in the court. He alleged that four tracks from Krazzy4 were "direct lifts" from the music he had composed for an advertisement titled ‘The Thump‘ for Sony Ericsson phones in March 2007.


Now the case has been dismissed after the Roshans agreed to pay Sampath the full amount he was seeking in damages. According to a report in The Times of India, what Sampath finally received was a cheque of Rs 17,434,600 (amount left over from the Rs 20 million after tax deductions).

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