Nagpur court allows release of Agneepath with truncated song

Nagpur: Giving a partial relief to Dharma Productions and filmmaker Karan Johar, a court here allowed them to release Hrithik Roshan-starrer `Agneepath` after truncating a disputed song. The film released today.

The court, in the order yesterday, also asked the producers to deposit Rs 25 lakh by Monday.

Aditya Salankar, a city-based engineer, filed a petition in the District Court here saying that a song written, set to the tune, and recorded by him, with a copyright in his name since March 2009, has been used in the film without his permission.

Additional District Sessions Judge, P V Ganediwala, had earlier restrained the producers from releasing the film with the song `Oh Saiyyan`.

On Wednesday, as producers appeared in the court, the Judge said they would have to deposit Rs 25 lakh during the pendency of the case, and the film can be released only with a portion of the song.

Court also appointed a city lawyer as mediator to resolve the issue.

The film`s music composers Ajay-Atul too appeared before the court yesterday, along with the Sony Music team.