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Madras HC directs 'Nagesh Thiraiarangam' producers to carry explanatory note

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The today directed the producers and the of Tamil "Thiraiarangam" to clarify in all advertisements that it had nothing to do with K or his theatre by the name. Justice V Karthikeyan issued the direction on a fresh application filed by the late actor's son seeking to restrain the film's makers and and its from exploiting his father's popularity to promote the movie. In all the advertisements, in any vernacular or English newspaper, in which the Thiraiarangam is advertised, simultaneously, the of the has also to issue an advertisement prominently mentioning that the movie is not directly or indirectly related to either the personality K.or his theatre," he said in the order. The said the explanatory notes should be published prominently.

Also, theatres where the was screened should have a scrolling display board conveying the clarification. The had in October last year vacated an interim injunction restraining from using the name Thiraiarangam. He had then directed the producers not to use Nagesh's name independently or exploit his popularity to promote their movie. The had also permitted Baabu to approach the court any time if it came to his notice that the producers were using the name of his father or Theatre to promote the Baabu had then filed a civil suit claiming compensation of Rs 50 lakh from the producers stating that with a view to making profit they had used his fathers name in teasers and advertisements, which had shocked his family members. Nagesh, also a character artist, had acted in more than 500 films in a career spanning more than four decades from the 1960s. He died in 2009 aged 76.

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 23:15 IST
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