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Karnataka High Court gives clean chit to Maidaan

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Ajay Devgn

’s highly anticipated

film

‘Maidaan’ released in theatres today, April 11. The movie is based on the life of football coach

Syed Abdul Rahim

and directed by

Amit Sharma

.
The film’s

release

was put on hold in Karnataka after a Mysore sessions court order, on account of a

plagiarism complaint

by scriptwriter Anil Kumar. The latest latest update states that the

Karnataka High Court

has lifted the stay on the release.

During the hearing today, the judges lifted the stay, allowing the film’s release to proceed as scheduled.
Earlier today, the makers of ‘Maidaan’ had issued a statement on X (Twitter) in response to the

stay order

. It read, “Dear all, We have just been served the copy of the Order of the District Judge restraining the release of the film. At the outset, we would like to place on record that the said order passed by the District Judge is an ex-parte order, without giving us an opportunity of being heard.”
It continued, “We were not served any notice prior to the filing of the said suit or hearing of the matter. Additionally, the said order has been passed after the release of the film and therefore, any such order passed that restrains the release of the film is infructuous under law.” Talking about approaching the Karnataka HC, the makers had said, “However, we are filing an appeal against the order before the Ho’nble High Court of Karnataka. We shall move the matter before the Hon’ble High Court for urgent reliefs in order to stay the operation of the said order.”

“Without prejudice to the aforesaid, we are taking all the steps as we have been legally advised, kindly be assured that the release of the film can continue. We shall update you regarding the further developments regarding this once we move the matter before the Hon’ble High Court,: the statement concluded.
Directed by Amit Sharma, ‘Maidaan’ also stars Priyamani and Gajraj Rao.

Amid plagiarism controversy, Mysuru court orders stay in Ajay Devgn’s ‘Maidaan’ release. Deets inside

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