Amitabh Bachchan Starrer 'Sarkar 3' In Legal Trouble

Amitabh Bachchan’s '‘Sarkar 3’', got into a legal trouble after Narendra Hirawat & Co filed a case against the makers of the upcoming Ram Gopal Varma's directorial. The makers of the movie have denied the claims. The holder of copyrights of over 1300 movies, Narendra Hirawat & Co, acquired the copyrights of "Sarkar" franchise after the release of the second part and is in possession of prequel, sequel, remake and all other irreversible world negative rights in perpetuity. Shreyans Hirawat, Executive Head of Narendra Hirawat & Co, said in a statement, "We are extremely disappointed with this move from the producers of ‘Sarkar 3’.” He added, “as a cautionary step, we even issued a notice to the makers in October 2016, but they have still failed to obtain permission from us for the release of the movie," "We bought all the legal rights of 'Sarkar' franchise years ago and are left with no other option than to approach the high court." "Looking at the current situation, we are hopeful that the court will grant an injunction and subsequently stop the release of ‘Sarkar 3’,” added Hirawat. "‘Sarkar 3’ is the third part of the ‘Sarkar’ franchise and is scheduled to release on May 12. The first installment of the franchise was titled ‘Sarkar’, which released on July 1, 2005. It was followed by the release of ‘Sarkar Raj’ on June 6, 2008. A statement from the spokesperson of the production house Alumbra Entertainment & Media Pvt Ltd read: "The press release issued by Narendra Hirawat & Co is not only distasteful, represents false facts but also against the law." As per the case presented by Narendra Hirawat, they are only the assignees of the remake rights of ‘Sarkar’ and nothing else. The spokesperson further said that Narendra Hirawat & Co are wrongly contending before the court that the present movie ‘Sarkar 3’ is a remake of the original movie ‘Sarkar’. “However, this position is absolutely wrong. As is widely known, the story in all three movies has been progressing and thus, movie ‘Sarkar 3’ is a sequel to the film 'Sarkar Raj' and not a remake of 'Sarkar'." You May Also Like  Amitabh Bachchan Upcoming Movies Bollywood Movies 2017 Box Office Collection Upcoming Movies List