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Shahrukh's Don 2 release facing legal problem

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Published: Thursday, December 22, 2011, 15:25 [IST]

SRK's Don 2 release facing legal problem
In recent years, it has become a practice that the release of all biggies movies will face legal problems and make it a big news. Shahrukh Khan's Don 2: The King Is Back is not an exception to this tradition. An appeal has been filed seeking stay on the movie Don 2 alleging copyright infringement.

On Wednesday, Nariman Films and Hirani family have filed an appeal challenging the single judge's order and seeking a stay on the release of the movie Don 2. They have claimed that the makers of the movie have violated the copyrights by adopting the Don signature tune, songs of the original 1978 movie and also the script and characters.

In the appeal, Nariman Hirani family claim that the rights for remaking Don was shared in 2005 and it was valid only till 2009. But they state that the Don 2 director, producers and actor Shahrukh Khan have not bought any rights for making the sequel. They have claimed damages to the tune of Rs 200 crore.

However, a division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice Roshan Dalvi kept the appeal for hearing today (22nd December). The movie Don 2 is slated to release in the theatre on 23rd December and all the preparations for it have been done. Now, it should be seen whether the movie will be delayed or released on time.

Topics: don 2, shahrukh khan
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