‘Veere Di Wedding’ vs ‘Veerey Ki Wedding’: Judge rules out in favour of Jimmy Sheirgill over Sonam Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan! – Title issues for Sonam’s next film…
Sonam Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan vs Jimmy Sheirgill
The Bombay High Court has ruled in favour of Jimmy Sheirgill starrer Veerey Ki Wedding over Sonam Kapoor’s forthcoming film, Veere Di Wedding. Sonam’s father, actor-producer Anil Kapoor had moved court to stop makers of the Jimmy Sheirgill-starrer from using the title, claiming they were seeking mileage from the similar-sounding title of a bigger film.
On Wednesday, a notice was served to Veerey Ki Wedding producers — Rajat Bakshi, Rajesh Bakshi and Pramod Gomber of Make My Day Entertainment — informing them that the matter would come up for hearing at 11 am on Thursday. “We were informed that their lawyers had sent a notice asking us to be present in court, else they’d seek interim relief. We rushed to get our paperwork done,” director Ashu Trikha says.
Justice GS Patel ruled in Trikha’s favour. “The judge said he was not convinced by the (Anil’s) argument. He did not find any misuse or deceit as alleged, given that the story and cast were different. We are waiting for the judgement copy.” The Kapoors can appeal against the judgement.
Filming for Veerey Ki Wedding is complete with the makers eyeing a release post August. Earlier, Anil had written to the Indian Motion Pictures Producers’ Association, urging intervention. However, since Trikha had acquired a copyright and trademark for the name, Anil’s claims were dismissed on flimsy grounds, especially since shoot is yet to begin.