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    Default Court allows release of Agneepath

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    Giving a partial relief to Dharma Productions and film-maker Karan Johar, a court here allowed them to release Hrithik Roshan-starrer film Agneepath after truncating a disputed song.

    The film released on Thursday.

    The court, in the order on Wednesday, also asked the producers to deposit Rs 25 lakh by Monday.

    Aditya Salankar, a city-based engineer, has filed a petition in the District Court, saying that a song written, set to the tune, and recorded by him, with a copyright in his name since March 2009, has been used in the film without his permission.

    Additional District Sessions Judge, P. V. Ganediwala, had earlier restrained the producers from releasing the film with the song ‘Oh Saiyyan’.

    On Wednesday, as producers appeared in the court, the Judge said they would have to deposit Rs 25 lakh during the pendency of the case, and the film can be released only with a portion of the song.

    Court also appointed a city lawyer as mediator to resolve the issue.

    Film’s music composers, Ajay-Atul, too appeared before the court on Wednesday, along with the Sony Music team.
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