The Supreme Court Monday stayed an order of the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) directing Yash Raj Films Pvt Ltd to pay Rs 10,000 together with litigation prices as compensation to a client being aggrieved by exclusion of the tune Jabra Fan in Bollywood film Fan.
A bench of Justices Hemant Gupta and V Ramasubramanium issued notices to the Central Board of Film Certification and the complainant, a instructor by occupation.
The high court docket’s order got here whereas listening to an enchantment filed by Yash Raj Films Pvt Ltd difficult an order of NCDRC, which upheld State Commission’s 2017 path to pay compensation at Rs 10,000 to the complainant Afreen Fatima Zaidi together with litigation value of Rs 5,000.
The complainant on watching the promos of Fan, starring Shah Rukh Khan, determined to observe the mentioned movie along with her relations. The promo, which Zaidi and her kids had seen earlier than going to the cinema corridor to observe the film, included a tune “Jabra Fan” however when she watched the film, the tune was lacking, she had alleged within the grievance.
Feeling cheated and deceived, the complainant approached the involved District Forum by means of a client grievance in search of compensation, together with a path to the petitioners to air the promos and tune with a caveat that the mentioned tune was not included within the movie.
The grievance was dismissed by the District Forum, after which she approached the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Maharashtra, which was opposed by the manufacturing home.
The manufacturing home submitted that the complainant can’t be mentioned to be a client and acknowledged that the tune “Jabra Fan” was proven on TV channels as a promotional trailer of the movie and it had been disclosed to the general public at giant by means of press interviews that the mentioned tune is not going to be part of the film.