Court cases against Indian film makers and studios.
We are not a ‘cheap’ brand, says Bata footwear to Jolly LLB 2 Makers
Footwear brand Bata has send a legal notice to the makers of Jolly LLB 2 (starring Akshay Kumar), say one of the dialogues in the film belittles their brand.
It is so ironic that a movie like Jolly LLB 2, which is a courtroom drama, finds itself in legal trouble.
So what exactly was shown in the film that offended Bata?
In the recently released theatrical trailer of the film Jolly LLB 2, Annu Kapoor humiliates Akshay Kumar saying that the latter wears Bata shoes and a cheap shirt.
Akshay Kumar feels humiliated and slaps Kapoor in anger.
Jolly LL.B 2 | Official Trailer | Akshay Kumar | Subhash Kapoor | Huma Qureshi
So if you’re wondering why did the dialogue writers made a reference to ‘Bata’ footwear in the first place, its because Bata is well known for producing a wide range of budget (inexpensive) footwear (shoes, chappals, etc).
And that is why the dialogue was penned!
But I guess, nobody likes to be called ‘cheap’ even if they’re…referring to Kamaal Khan here and not to Bata 🙂
Did you know that Akshay Kumar endorses the footwear brand Relaxo which is a competitor of Bata?
Woman wins court case against Shahrukh’s ‘Fan’ makers for not playing Jabra song in the movie
There are lot of times, especially after watching a crap movie, when we feel that we should have got our money back, because the trailer promised to be a totally different movie.
While no one has moved court for such reasons, in the case of the movie ‘Fan’, people really felt cheated when the hit track ‘Jabra Fan’ was not included in the movie, although it was used quite extensively for the movies promotion.
However, this time, a woman decided to move court, and eventually got the court to rule in her favour.
Afreen Zaidi, a teacher from Aurangabad moved district consumer forum last year to file a complaint against the makers of Shah Rukh Khan’s 2016 film, Fan. She felt it was unfair on the makers’ part to promote the movie with the track Jabra Fan, which was not part of the film.
However, her plea was dismissed on the grounds that there was no direct relation between the complainant and respondent as consumer and service provider.
However, earlier this month, the Aurangabad circuit bench of the Maharashtra State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission felt that her complaint was justified, and have ordered the film producers, Yash Raj Films, to compensate Rs 15,000 to Zaidi — Rs 10,000 for mental harassment and Rs 5,000 as cost of the complaint.
Now that is some good news for consumers. We wish more people take such steps in the future so that filmmakers don’t take the audience for granted.
Woman Wins Contest But No Date with Hrithik, Takes Cola Company to Court
Here’s a case where a cola company organized a contest and lured girls with the opportunity to meet Hrithik Roshan. However, when the comany failed to keep its word, the winner dragged the company Coca Cola to court.
A local court in Chandigarh issued notice to Coca Cola, 15 years after it was accused of not keeping its word on arranging a date with film star Hrithik Roshan for a young woman from Panchkula.
The woman ‘Shikha Monga’ had won a contest organized by Coca Cola, the first prize of which was supposed to be a romantic dinner date with Hrithik (prizes were even announced at the back of the crown of the cola bottles). However, when the date did not materialize, she took the company to court and wants Rs 2.5 crore in damages.
“It is duly proved on record that applicant is not possessed of sufficient means to pay the court fee and she is indigent and as a squeal thereto. The application is allowed to pursue with this suit being from a pauper/indigent person,” observed the court in its order.
Spent her pocket money
Being a teenager and a student of Government College for Girls, Chandigarh, then, Shikha says in her suit that she spent her pocket money on purchasing Coca Cola bottles and was overjoyed when she won the first prize on May 22, 2000.
Was offered cash prize
She rushed to Coca Cola’s marketing office in Chandigarh’s Industrial Area where the manager offered her Rs 5 lakh for the crown saying that this prize was one in a billion. She, however, was not interested in the money and wanted to meet the film star as early as possible. She made several requests and sent various letters to the company to keep their promise and fix her meeting with Hrithik Roshan.
Claims damages for ‘Loss of Face’
On the company’s failure to arrange the meeting, she filed a suit for damages before the district court in June 2003 claiming damages for causing her insult in society. “Everybody in college, friends and relatives used to ask me about my meeting and dinner with Hrithik. I lost my reputation and was labelled as a liar in the society and have no alternative but to file the suit for damages,” Sikha had mentioned in her suit.
Bollywood stars, including Shahrukh, face being dragged into UK High Court lawsuit
Bollywood’s top movie stars, including Shah Rukh Khan & Salman Khan, face being dragged into a High Court lawsuit that is heading for trial in London.
An Egyptian businessman, known for arranging meetings with top celebrities, is suing a member of the Bahraini royal family for failing to pay him the agreed-upon price for arranging meetings with top Bollywood’s stars that included names like Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, Ranveer Singh.