The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to stay the release of upcoming Bollywood film 'Fanney Khan'. Film producer Vashu Bhagnani had moved to the apex court against the film's release over the movie's distribution rights. The film, therefore, will hit the big screens on its scheduled release date, i.e. August 3.
Bollywood producer Vashu Bhagnani moved the Supreme Court against the release of Anil Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer Fanney Khan. The case was mentioned by Bhagnani's lawyer before a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khawhilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, which posted it for hearing on August 1. Bhagnani alleged that the film's distribution rights for India was given to his company Pooja Entertainment & Films Ltd.
Pooja Films said that it owns the exclusive rights to distribute, exhibit and exploit the commercial and non-commercial theatrical rights for the film Fanney Khan throughout India and entered into a MoU with co-producer Kriarj Entertainment in December 2017.
Pooja Films also claimed that sole distribution rights for the film were sold to it and it has deposited an amount of Rs 8.50 crore, out of an agreed Rs 10 crore payment, and as per the agreement, the remaining money need only be paid a week before the film's release.
'Fanney Khan' will see Anil Kapoor playing the role of an orchestra singer, who worships Mohammad Rafi and Shammi Kapoor as his Gods and sings their songs.
The one of its kind musical comedy, revolves around a father, played by Anil Kapoor, who wishes to fulfill his daughter's dream of becoming a singer.
Helmed by Atul Manjrekar, the film also stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Rajkummar Rao.