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Karan Johar is suing the Bombay High Court for illegally using his name in the film’s title

Renowned Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar has approached the Bombay High Court seeking to prevent the makers of the Hindi film “Shaadi Ke Director Karan Aur Johar” from using his name in the title of the film. The plea, filed on June 12, 2024, seeks an urgent postponement of the film’s release, which is scheduled for June 14, 2024.

Karan Johar’s legal team has filed for a permanent restraining order against the producers, IndiaPride Advisory and Sanjay Singh, as well as the writer-director Bablu Singh. The plea was presented before Judge RI Chagla, who agreed to hear the case on June 13.

Johar claims that the title of the film directly refers to his name, which infringes on his personal rights and his right to publicity and privacy. He claims that the unauthorized use of his name is an attempt to exploit his goodwill and reputation. The film’s promotional materials, including trailers and posters, have already been distributed in public areas and on social media, significantly damaging its reputation.

The lawsuit alleges that the promotional materials cause irreparable damage to Johar’s goodwill. “These trailers and posters have caused and continue to cause irreparable damage to Johar’s goodwill and reputation. Moreover, such release of the film titled which features his brand name ‘Karan Johar’, together or in parts, will cause irreparable loss and damage to the goodwill and reputation he has acquired after investing enormous amounts of time, effort and effort . money,” the suit reads.

On the professional front, Karan Johar is currently gearing up for the release of his next film, ‘Kill’, in his capacity as a producer. The film premiered last year at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The trailer for “Kill” was recently released and the film, directed by Nikhil Nagesh Bhat, stars Raghav Juyal, Lakshay Lalwani and Tanya Maniktala in the lead roles. The film will hit theaters on July 5.

The legal battle over the use of Karan Johar’s name in the film’s title has received widespread attention, highlighting the importance of protecting personal rights and reputations in the entertainment industry.