Sony BMG files suit against makers of Golmaal Returns

MUMBAI: Sony BMG has filed a case in the Mumbai High Court against Shree Ashtvinayak Films for illegally using the song ‘Jab Se Tere Naina‘ (Saawariya) in the film Golmaal Returns. The court will hear the case in January next year.

According to the music label, the composition and the lyrics of the song have been used in multiple scenes of Golmaal Returns, produced by Shree Ashtvinayak, without any permission or license from Sony BMG which own all rights to the song.

Sony BMG said in a statement that it had sent two notices to Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision asking them to take permission for the use of the song. However, when in reply to the second notice Ashtavinayak refuted the claims made by Sony BMG, it decided to file a case against Shree Ashtvinayak Films. It also named the worldwide distributors of the movie - Indian Film company and the home video licensees - Moser Baer as co defendants.

Golmaal Returns was released in October this year and has completed 50 days at the box office.

Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision managing director Dhilin Mehta was not available for comment.

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