Producer in legal trouble for making sequel without rights

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Praksh…Rs 1 crore demanded.

A company has served a Rs 1 crore notice to filmmaker Prakash Jha’s  production house, alleging that the film Jai Gangaajal was made without having rights of making a sequel.

The company claims it has the IPR (intellectual property rights) of 2003 release Gangaajal, directed and produced by Jha, and the rights to make the sequel or any adaptation based on the original film.

The notice claims that Jha Production (PJP) had made a sequel of Gangaajal without having rights. “As the film is made already and intellectual property rights are violated, Jha should provide Rs 1 crore to Phantom film as compensation,” the notice stated.

It added that if Jha fails to pay the compensation within 7 days, then the company will go to court over the issue.

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The company, Phantom Films, in its notice also stated that Jha has already taken money for the rights to the film Gangaajal and Jai Gangaajal (from Phantom), and thus, does not hold the authority to make a sequel. – CINEWS

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