Court dismisses petition against Hari Puttar film

September 22nd, 2008 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Sept 22 (ANI): A case filed by Hollywood studio Warner Bros against the makers of Bollywood film Hari Puttar over its title has been dismissed in a New Delhi court.

Warner Bros, which owns the rights to Harry Potter movies, sued the producers, insisting the title of the Bollywood film sounded too similar to the name of their young wizard hero.

“The case has been dismissed. The court said that Warner Bros had known the title of the film since 2005,” quoted lawyer Pratibha Singh, as saying.

The film was scheduled to hit theatres earlier this month, but the release got delayed due to the legal row.

Hari Puttar, a comedy film about a 10-year-old Indian boy whose family moves to England, is now slated to hit cinemas in India on Sept 26. (ANI)

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