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Legal fight for the Legend of the Maula Jatt continues

The legal battle over Legend of Maula Jatt continues in Lahore High Court. As the original filmmaker’s son Muttaqi Sarwar has revealed that he has submitted an application for a stay order in the Lahore High Court to prohibit the team of the upcoming film the Legend of Maula Jatt from using the name (or similar title), character and dialogues that violate intellectual property law.

According to the latest development in the filed petition, Muttaqi Sarwar claims that Maula Jutt is being remade illegally and he owns all copyrights related to the film.

It was earlier in January that makers of film ‘The Legend of Maula Jatt’ have been issued legal notice for producing the film without taking the permission. Son of the original blockbuster ‘Maula Jutt’ producer, Muttaqi Sarwar has sent the notice.

On the other hand, Ahmed Pansota, the lawyer for The Legend of Maula Jatt team has shared that, “The order issued by the Honourable Lahore High Court, is being misreported in the media. In no way have we been restrained from releasing our movie, The Legend of Maula Jatt”.

He further added that “The Honourable High Court has merely directed us to not use any unauthorized copyright or trademarks. To this extent, there is no change in the status quo. We are not using any unauthorized copyright or trademarks, anyway. We have a valid Copyright Certificate on the script for the Legend of Maula Jatt. The Honourable High Court is cognisant of our Copyright Certificate”.

He further added that “It must also be stated that media should bear restraint in reporting and discussing today’s Order since there is no written order as of yet”.


Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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