High court has ruled in favour of makers of Jimmy Sheirgill’s ‘Veerey Ki Wedding’

Last year in January Sonam Kapoor and Rhea Kapoor had announced their film ‘Veere Di Wedding’ with Kareena Kapoor Khan and Sonam top-lining the cast, but due to Bebo’s pregnancy the film got delayed. During this period, another film starring Jimmy Shiergill went on floors with the title- Veerey Ki Wedding.

Anil Kapoor, who did not want the Punjabi makers to use this title, had written to the Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association (IMPPA).

The actor intervened further into the matter and approached the court to stop them from using this title, as he claimed that they were just gaining publicity through the film’s name.

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However, yesterday High Court dismissed claims made by the Kapoors and ruled in favour of Jimmy Shergill’s Punjabi film.

Director of Jimmy’s movie, Ashu Trikha, told a leading daily, “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 judgment copy.”

A leading entertainment portal quotes a source close to Sonam Kapoor and her family saying that this is not a big blow sort of situation as projected by many. The court has simply addressed that both movies can retain the title.

Produced by Rhea Kapoor, ‘Veere Di Wedding’ stars Kareena Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor and Swara Bhaskar in the lead roles.

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