MUMBAI: The Delhi High Court has dismissed the plea of Hollywood major Warner Brothers alleging copyright violation against the maker of a Bollywood film.
Warner Bros. had, in the lawsuit, contested that Mirchi Movies‘ Hari Puttar- A comedy of terrors was too similar to the title character of its franchise, Harry Potter.
Justice Reva Khetrapal, however, said there is no "commonality" between the names and allowed the producer of the Bollywood film to release it on schedule (this Friday).
Mirchi Movies COO Munish Purii said, “The judge has taken serious note of Warner Bros coming to the court at the eleventh hour and the injunction application is dismissed.”
Mirchi Movies had delayed Hari Puttar’s release, which was due on 12 September following the legal row. It will now release on 26 September.
Hari Puttar is a comedy flick that revolves around a 10-year-old Indian boy whose family moves to England.