Here’s some really sad news for all the fans who had been waiting for the release of Fanney Khan. The film, which was slated to release on 3rd August this Friday, is now at the center of a legal issue and hence it may not hit the screens coming Friday.
As it turns out, producer Vashu Bhagnani had slapped a legal notice on the face of the makers, through which he has alleged that the Indian distribution rights of the film solely lie with his eponymous firm, Pooja Entertainment Films Ltd. Previously, he even demanded his rights for the film and also asked for the co-producers’ credit.
Speaking to a daily, Vashu said, “Yes, I have sent legal notices to Bhushan (Kumar) , Prernaa (Arora) and Rakeysh (Omprakash Mehra) on Monday (25 June) claiming the rights to these films. For Fanney Khan, I have the all-India distribution rights and am entitled to producer’s credit, while in Batti Gul Meter Chalu I have the producer title and a commitment of the all-India distribution of the film.” He added, “They released the Fanney Khan poster without my consent, but nobody can release the film as the rights are with me.”
The bench, which comprised of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice AM Khawhilkar & Justice DY Chandrachud, has posted the case for hearing on August 1.
Fanney Khan is inspired by the 2000 Dutch film, Everybody’s Famous. Anil Kapoor plays the father to a teenage daughter who has musical inspirations, while Aishwarya Rai Bachchan plays the role of a musical diva and Rajkummar Rao will be seen as her love interest.
We sincerely hope that justice is served to those who deserve it and Fanney Khan sees the light of day this Friday.
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