The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to entertain an enchantment difficult a Telangana High Court order which put aside the ad-interim injunction granted by the trial court docket towards release, exhibition and publishing of reality show Lock Upp.
A bench of Justices M R Shah and B V Nagarathna requested the petitioner Pride Media to strategy the trial court docket for an early listening to of the injunction plea.
“It will be open to the petitioner to move the trial court for expeditious disposal of the plea,” the bench stated.
The matter was then dismissed as withdrawn.
Senior advocate C S Vaidyanathan appeared for the petitioner.
Pride Media had moved the highest court docket towards the excessive court docket’s February 26 order which put aside the ad-interim injunction granted by the trial court docket on February 23 concerning releasing, exhibiting and publishing the collection.
Pride Media contended that they got here up with the story of ‘The Jail’ and ready a script with 22 celebrities.
It stated that the fact present was for 100 days, and so they registered the story with the ‘Screen Writers Association.’ However, they might not produce the present as a consequence of lockdown and COVID-19 restrictions, and by the point they geared as much as mobilise manufacturing of the present, they got here throughout the ‘Lock Upp’ actuality present.
The excessive court docket had stated that Alt Balaji had already produced the present and in addition spent enormous quantities on advertising and marketing and the stability of comfort is of their favour.
“As per the averments, the idea of ‘The Jail’ was registered means again within the yr 2018 however couldn’t produce the movie because of the lockdown and Covid scenario, however the group of the fact present of Lock Upp already produced the present and in addition spent an enormous quantity on advertising and marketing within the month of February 2022 and supposed to reside streaming the present on February 27 and thus, the stability of comfort is of their favour.
“Unless and until it is established that the concept of both shows is similar, and in fact, the concept of ‘Lock Upp reality show’ was copied from the story of the concept of ‘The Jail’, it cannot be said that it will prejudice the rights of the respondents,” the excessive court docket had stated.
Lock Upp is hosted by Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut and is being streamed on MX Player & ALTBalaji.