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HC bars 'Kyaa Kool' DVD release before 16 June

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MUMBAI: Balaji Telefilms has managed to block the video release of Kyaa Kool Hai Hum till 16 June, after moving the Bombay High Court against Indus Video Pvt Ltd.

Being producer of the movie, Balaji Telefilms feared an early video release could harm its commercial interests. Kyaa Kool Hai Hum was having a successful run on theatres since its release on 6 May.

Balaji moved the vacation bench of the court. After hearing, the court restrained Indus Video from releasing the video cassettes, VCDs and DVDs till June 16.

The production house had, in an agreement on 22 March, assigned the video copyrights of the movie to Indus Video. The video could be released four weeks from the date of its theatrical release. But in case the movie was declared a "hit" and was earning good commercial business across India in terms of theatrical revenue and collections, the agreement provided that the video release date could be extended for another two weeks (till 16 June).

Balaji Telefilms requested Indus Video to extend the date of the video release, saying the movie was acknowledged as a "hit." Failing to convince Indus Video, Balaji approached the court, the company said in a release.

The court has adjourned this matter for further hearing till 17 June, the release added.

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