Don’t ex­ploit pop­u­lar­ity of ac­tor Nagesh: HC

The Hindu - - TAMIL NADU - Spe­cial Cor­re­spon­dent

The Madras High Court has per­mit­ted Trans In­dia Me­dia, pro­duc­ers of the movie Nagesh Thi­ra­iarangam, from go­ing ahead with the Tamil ti­tle but re­strained them from us­ing the name Nagesh ei­ther in­de­pen­dently or as Nagesh Theatre.

It also or­dered that the mak­ers of the movie should not ex­ploit the yes­ter­year co­me­dian Nagesh’s pop­u­lar­ity to pro­mote their movie.

Dis­pos­ing of an ap­pli­ca­tion pre­ferred by the ac­tor’s son Anand Baabu, Jus­tice C.V. Karthikeyan di­rected the pro­duc­ers to with­draw teasers, trail­ers or other forms of advertisements that had al­ready been made and cir­cu­lated by us­ing the name Nagesh as such or as Nagesh Theatre, a cinema hall once owned by the co­me­dian at T. Na­gar here.

The ap­pli­cant was given lib­erty to ap­proach the court if there were any vi­o­la­tions of the court or­der.

In his plaint, Mr. Baabu had ac­cused the pro­duc­ers of nam­ing the movie as Nagesh Thi­ra­iarangam with­out ob­tain­ing his per­mis­sion.

The pro­duc­ers, how­ever, de­nied the charge of at­tempt­ing to ex­ploit the pop­u­lar­ity of the ap­pli­cant’s fa­ther.

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