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AJAY DEVGAN WINS, YET LOSES THE CCI BATTLE
ank_16n | November 8, 2012, 8:39 PM | 23 comments | 0 views


Posted on November 8, 2012
AJAY DEVGAN WINS, YET LOSES, THE CCI BATTLE

Ajay Devgan has succeeded in getting an enquiry instituted against Yash Raj Films in the Jab Tak Hai Jaan versus Son Of Sardaar case but his attempt to get relief for his own film failed.

Here’s what Ajay’s lawyers have to say:

“The Competition Appellate Tribunal has seen merit in our case and has issued notice for enquiring into the anti competitive activities of YRF about the tie-in arrangement to block our movie Son Of Sardaar on the day of Diwali. While looking at YRF’s own damning statement that only 821 theatres which have already executed agreement with YRF for showing Jab Tak Hai Jaan on the Diwali day, had a so-called tie-in arrangement in comparison to 1,407 single-screens for Ek Tha Tiger, the Competition Appellate Tribunal did not provide an interim relief. This leaves the balance screens which have not executed agreements with YRF to show Jab Tak Hai Jaan till date, to be free to exhibit Son Of Sardaar without any tie-in arrangement of YRF. This would include 586 single-screens which had earlier shown Ek Tha Tiger. Accordingly, we would now be approaching all theatres which have not executed any agreement for showing Jab Tak Hai Jaan for exhibiting our movie. However, if the above facts are found to be false, which would be proven through evidence after the release of the movie, we would not only continue to fight against YRF’s anti-competitive activities on our own behalf but also on behalf of the entire industry.”

Ajay Devgan spoke to me ten minutes back and reiterated that he would continue his fight after the release of his film. “I am not foolish to spend the money I am spending on this case, without a base. I may end up spending Rs. 50-60 lakh. I have a battery of top lawyers arguing my case. Are they stupid to take up my case if they are not convinced? I have been studying the MRTP law since the last two-three months and I know what I am doing.” The actor-producer, who did not seem tense at all, ended, “Komal, I have been reading your tweets and blogs, and I absolutely know, you are being very fair, as always. I would never say, you have sided one party over the other.”

 

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  1. jealous hater of srk

    Only ajay is fighting case because eros distrubutor of sos had also done same thing last year by clubbing 3 movies(ra.one,rockstar,desiboyz) in a contract said by exibitor via komal nahta….
    So clear case of publicity stunt by 50cr profit earned victim.

    1. ank_16n

      hater….this article is also by komal read carefully…..

  2. jealous hater of srk

    ‘i am not foolish to spend the money i may end up spending 50-60 lakh’
    Beta agar reputation(clear case of publicity going horribly wrong) bachne ke liye cant u spend less than 10% of money u earned from sos i certainly agree that u r not foolish as u r making people fool’s
    And in india agar paisa do toh ‘kuch lawyers’ agar kutta bhokna ke upar bhi case daldenga

  3. jealous hater of srk

    dude i knw bt he also said that thing in tweet so i jst mentioned y dnt u post dat tweet?

  4. assmasala

    i agree when ajjju says its between the adf and yrf …

    but cant he see , this time its Shah rukh Khan , indirectly involved with the clash..

    Shah is known to destroy his oppositions be it Raam jaane vs akele hum akele tum on dec 1st 1995 or jaanemann vs Don on 20 oct 2006 or oso vs saawariya in diwali 2007 ..

    SRK is known to crush and destroy his opponents irrespective of release size or other excuses…

    Shah rules Indian cinema…

    ajju is a fine star , A grade or B grade i cant decide but still in the sallu khan range..

    he cud have fought out with sallu on dec 21st ot tillu on nov 30th ..

    this one is like, he has signed on his death warrant… its suicide to compete with Shah rukh !!

    Its Shah rukh Khan man… THE SHAH RUKH KHAN…

    The face of Indian cinema …

    not some ullu, tillu, or sillu

    1. mods

      assmasala,

      It would be better of you keep ullu,tillu or any such improper nouns to your self. This is one of the reason why fans get provoked and make abusive comments. One more such instance and you will be banned.

  5. assmasala

    Talaash wont take even an opening of 10 cr just because of JTHJ!!

  6. Tango

    Chalo- I hope Ajay wins the case, so that it is an open competition between SOS & JTHJ. After all he has said they had been preparing for the paperwork much before YC passed away, and it is not a recent development.

    But the thing is, after the inevitable outcome neither of the two parties (be it SOS or JTHJ) should talk like sour losers.

    The winner/loser should both say we accept the audiences verdict.

  7. Tango

    assmasala bhai, as I have said before, Talaash should worry more about what will happen a week later, that is when K 786 releases, rather than what JTHJ will do :-)

  8. TheRisingStar

    Amod Mehra ?@MehraAmod
    The new bullies are the distributors of #TALAASH.. They want the exhibitors to book the film for min. 2 wks.. Thus blocking #Khiladi 786..!!

  9. Tango

    What Ajay said “Komal, I have been reading your tweets and blogs, and I absolutely know, you are being very fair, as always. I would never say, you have sided one party over the other.”

    It Proves that Komal is on SRK’s paylist.

    IMA Joking :-)

    Seriously speaking that is why I have been following and quoting Komal for close to 9-10 years now.

  10. dennycrane1

    with all due respect komal has been totally biaased towards yrf in this matter…eg he wrote that blog of his only after verdict was given..doesn’t mean he is on yrf payroll..he is just close to srk it seems…wouldn’t believe anything of komal regarding srk movies..atleast taran is giving equal importance to sos too

  11. Beld

    komal is definitely biased. But what did ajay devgan actually win here??

    1. jealous hater of srk

      ajay won sympathy and lost respect….

      1. rockie_Dabhangg2

        Ajay lost respect only in eyes of srk fans.

        Infact many have started respecting him even more that he stood up against the Bully’s of BW.

        Maybe he was not able to win it in court due to “rules”, but remember 1857 uprising by Mangal Pandey against the then Bully’s – Britishers.

        Tough he lost and that rebellion was suppressed by East India Comp but still Mangal Pandey became a HERO.

        —- Winning is not important always. Ajay D made a point and made it loud and clear.

        “Jissme Hai DUMM … To fakt .. Bajirao SINGHAM…”

        1. jealous hater of srk

          Lol dats y both the courts didn’t considered his plea yrf didn’t even presentd thier defence in court and y is his distrubutor nt talking abt it because they also did same thing. gud cheap publicity stunt by a 50cr profit earned victim (ajay devgn).

  12. Naveed_Dabangg2

    Can someone ask Komal if Ra-One has received its subsidy cheque yet??

    Thanks in advance

  13. Fasel

    Don’t know about Komal but Taran said he received his check for ETT ;)

    1. rockie_Dabhangg2

      I think you did not get the joke.

      Naveed is talking abt subsidy check that Ra.1 was supposed to get from UK Govt, about which Komal used to say “Check is Awaited” .. lolzz…

      Kya yaar sab joke tumhe samjhaane padte hai … :(

  14. Kunal

    Komal has been a jerk uptil now… Saala chaate jaa rha h jthj ki… Totally biased one sided view till nw!

  15. rockie_Dabhangg2

    Komal is jackass…. paiso ke liye apne baap ko bhi bech sakta hai …. :(

  16. Kunal

    As ajay said…its not about money… Paiise toh saali sos kamaegi hi… 3 din mein nh toh 5 din mein…but its about standing upto what is wrong.. When two biggies have released earlier…such a thng has never comr into picture… Saala jb itni mehnat se fulm banayo aur aisa ho tumhare saath…tab pta chalega…

    Its about ehat is right and what is wrong… Having been given a fair chance to your movie… Ajay did not take it lieing down…no matter who the opposion is… Increased respect fr me… Proud to be his fan.. Thats why he is my fav!!

    SOS ALL THE WAY!

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