Mumbai: Amidst the din surrounding the release date of Ajay Devgn’s ‘Son of Sardaar’, the actor has sent a legal notice to Yash Raj Films.
Devgn’s lawyer served a notice in the Competition Commission to the reputed banner (earlier headed by the late Yash Chopra) for allegedly using their influential position in the showbiz market and preventing other films to release on November 13 (Diwali) when Shah Rukh Khan starrer ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ is scheduled to hit the silverscreen.
A leading daily reported, “ADF was forced to take legal recourse because of monopolistic practices of YRF. Before the release of ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, in August 2012, YRF had reportedly used their dominant position in the market to enter into an arrangement with the exhibitors saying that they will give them ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ only if the exhibitors agreed to reportedly give their Diwali release prominence over others.”
Reportedly, Ajay was asked to push the release of ‘Son of Sardaar’ as a mark of respect to Yash Chopra, who passed away on October 21. ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ starring Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif was his last directorial venture.