A day before the release of her new film “Phillauri” on Friday, Anushka Sharma, who is also the producer of the film, got big relief as the Bombay High Court struck down a petition filed by a film production company that the film’s story was copied.
Gayatri Cine Production’s representatives Gayatri and Dashrath Rathod had filed the petition two days ago requesting the court to stop the release of the film for allegedly copying the story of their Gujarati film.
The petitioners also requested the court to serve notices to Fox Star Studios, Phillauri actor and producer Anushka Sharma and her brother Karnesh along with their company Clean Slate Films for not acquiring the rights of their film legally.
However, the judge did not accept the petition when the film was so close for releasing. He instead imposed Rs 5 lakh fine on the petitioner for wasting valuable time of the court. With the case getting dismissed and a hefty fine imposed on them, the petitioners are mulling over appealing in higher court.
Apart from Anushka Sharma, Phillauri also stars Diljit Dosanjh, Suraj Sharma, and Mehreen Pirzada.