Bar on milking the Nagesh name, fame
THE Madras High Court has directed the producer and director of Tamil feature film ‘Nagesh Thiraiarangam’ not to use the name ‘Nagesh’ independently or exploit the popularity of the famous actor C K Nagesh for promoting their film.
Originally, while passing interim orders on an application arising out of a civil suit from N Anand Babu (48), son of the legendary yesteryear comedian Nagesh on June 29, Justice V Parthiban had restrained Transindia Media & Entertainment Private Limited, producer, and Isaq alias Mohamed Issac of Velachery, director, from using the name ‘Nagesh Thiraiarangam’ for any of their films or works. The film was scheduled to be released on July 15. Aggrieved, the duo filed applications to vacate the stay.
Vacating the stay on October 9, Justice C V Karthikeyan said the duo can use the words ‘Nagesh Thiraiarangam’, but cannot refer to ‘Nagesh Theatre’ at T Nagar here. Teasers/advertisements produced by them allegedly using the name of the actor Nagesh or Nagesh Theatre should be withdrawn immediately. Advertisements for the movie should not be based on the popularity of actor Nagesh or Nagesh Theatre, the judge said.