Tue, 16 Oct 2012 09:00:00 GMT | By IANS

Court curbs on release of Chakravyuh's "Mehngai" song

The Delhi High Court on Monday restrained makers of 'Chakravyuh' from releasing the song "Mehngai" after a defamation suit filed by shoe maker Bata objecting to the use of its name in the lyrics.

Court curbs on release of Chakravyuh's "Mehngai" song (© Movietalkies)

The complainant said the use of its name in a song on inflation was "offending".

Justice Kailash Gambhir, in an interim order, allowed Bata's plea alleging that a satirical mention of the company's name in the song "Mehngai" was defamatory, and directed that the song will not be released till the plea was decided.

Directed by Prakash Jha and produced by Sunil Lulla, 'Chakravyuh' is scheduled to be released October 24.

Justice Gambhir said: "The defendants (filmmakers), their employees, servants, agents, partners/proprietors, directors...any person or entity acting on their behalf or under their authority are accordingly restrained from releasing, transmitting, distributing...or communicating to the public by any means or technology...audio visual performance of the impugned song 'Mehngai' using the name of the plaintiff (Bata India Ltd) therein till final disposal of the suit."

Bata urged the court to pass a restraint order against the director, producer, writer and producer of the song "Mehngai", the shoe company said the defamatory song has been used by the filmmakers on YouTube to promote the film.

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