High Court Refuses To Stay Release Of The White Tiger On Netflix
The Delhi High Court Thursday refused to stay the release of the film ''The White Tiger'' on OTT platform Netflix on a plea by Hollywood producer John Hart Jr alleging copyright violation.
In an urgent hearing conducted late evening, Justice C Hari Shankar dismissed the stay application by the producer saying not a single reason was shown to approach the court less than 24 hours before release of the film.
The court, which heard the matter for over two hours, issued summons to the producer of the film Mukul Deora and Netflix.
It listed the matter for completion of pleadings before the joint registrar on March 22.
The film "The White Tiger'' is based on the book "The White Tiger'' which was released in March 2008.
The film features Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Rajkummar Rao and Adarsh Gourav in the lead role.
The court said, "It is not possible for this court to come to the finding, based on the material on record, that by making and releasing the film, the defendants have indulged in copyright infringement."