High Court rejects Warner Bros’ petition over Hari Puttar

MUMBAI: The Delhi High Court on Monday rejected Warner Bros’ plea seeking stay on the release of Mirchi Movies upcoming Hindi film Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors.

As was first reported by Businessofcinema.com, Warner Bros had filed a case against Mirchi Movies on grounds that the title of their film was phonetically similar to Harry Potter. Warner Bros had sought the court’s intervention to restrain the producer of the film from releasing it with its present title.

High Court justice Reva Khetrapal said that there was no commonality between the two names and has allowed Mirchi Movies to release the movie.

The movie was initially scheduled to release on 19 Sep but will now be released on 26 Sep due to the court case.

Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors has been directed by Lucky Kohli and Rajesh Bajaj and stars Sarika, Jackie Shroff, Zain Khan, Swini Khara, Saurabh Shukla, Vijay Raaj and Lilette Dubey.