Bombay HC slams makers of ‘Shaadi ke Directors Karan aur Johar’ to using Karan Johar’s name without permission

The Bombay High Court in an interim order on Thursday restrained the makers of Shaadi ke Director Karan aur Johar from using the filmmaker Karan Johar’s name and his personal attributes in the title or in the movie noting that such unauthorized use violated his fundamental rights.

A single bench of Justice R I Chagla stated that the movie cannot be released in theatres or on any social media platform until the filmmaker’s name and reference to his personal attributes is not removed from the title, as well as the movie. The movie was scheduled to release on June 14.

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The court noted, prima facie, the makers of the film have been using KJo’s name and his personal attributes without his permission, which has not only violated his fundamental rights, but also personal rights.

KJo had moved High Court seeking a permanent injunction and restraining order against the movie’s producers IndiaPride Advisory and Sanjay Singh and writer and director Bablu Singh from using his name in the title of the movie.