Will take appropriate legal action: Eros International hits back after Sanjay Leela Bhansali wins ‘Ram Leela’ copyright battle


Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s production Bhansali Productions has won a legal battle against Eros International Media Ltd. over 2013’s film Goliyon ki Rasleela Ram-Leela starring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone. The Bombay High Court on Monday directed Eros to pay Rs 19.39 lakh to Bhansali Productions in the next three weeks. Goliyo Ki Rasleela Ramleela was jointly produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Eros.

The filmmaker had accused the production house of exploiting rights related to the Ranveer-Deepika film. Following the appeal, the Bombay High Court directed Eros International to pay Bhansali Productions Rs 19.30 lakh due over their contract.  

Now, Eros has hit back stating that they will take legal actions against Bhansali. A spokesperson from the esteem production house said, "The Bombay High Court has adjourned the case in our favour. Eros always sticks to best corporate governance and business practices and had already given the cheque in advance as per our agreement.  We will take appropriate legal action against Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s production for this malafide and unfounded action, which has also been duly noted by the court”

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However, no other company can claim its rights on the film as Sanjay Leela Bhansali was also co-producer of Goliyon ki Rasleela Ram-Leela