The Supreme Court has called for a stay on the proceedings against Anil Kapoor in the Rohtak Court over the title of Jimmy Shergill starrer ‘Veer Ki Wedding’. The movie has been under controversy after Anil Kapoor moved the Bombay HC against Make My Day Entertainment in May because the title of the movie was similar to his home production ‘Veere Di Wedding’ starring Kareena Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor and Swara Bhaskar.
Anil Kapoor appealed to the Bombay HC against the similarities between the names of the two films. The court ruled in favour of Shergill’s ‘Veer Di Wedding’ as it didn’t find enough resemblance between the two movies in terms of content and the cast, hence, didn’t find any substance in Kapoor’s argument.
Later, Anil Kapoor Film Co Pvt Ltd. (AKFC) filed an appeal in the Bombay HC again and the case on the same is pending. However, Make My Day Entertainment had also filed a suit against AKFC in the Civil Court of Rohtak. AKFC then filed a petition in the SC asking for a transfer of the suit which is pending before the Rohtak court. AKFC claimed that the suit filed in Rohtak is for the purpose of harassment. Make My Day Entertainment filed a suit against AKFC in the Civil Court, Rohtak against AKFC.Senior counsel Mukul Rohtagi has stated that the proceedings were initiated by Make My Day Entertainment as a counter to the proceedings initiated by AKFC before the High Court over the title. Anil Kapoor stated that the case before Rohtak court was false and had ulterior motives so as to harass their family.
On Friday, the SC called for a stay on proceedings in the Rohtak Court against Anil Kapoor over the film’s title. Nevertheless, the proceedings before the Bombay HC that were initiated by AKFC will continue.