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Renu Singh (BOMBAY TIMES; April 13, 2011)
The crew of Katrina Kaif-Imran Khan starrer Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (MKBD) has been pulled up for violating Supreme Court norms while shooting in the Mehtab Bagh area near the Taj Mahal. The Archeological Survey of India (ASI) administration has constituted a committee to ensure that shootings held at protected monuments in the city do not flout guidelines henceforth. Apart from monitoring the goings-on at the shooting site, the committee will submit its report on the Mere Brother… incident. According to Ajay Chauhan, DM, Agra, “Complaints have been registered against the production team of the movie for violating the Supreme Court rules for shooting at protected monuments. The matter came to light after the local journalists reported the incident. After a meeting headed by the commissioner of Agra with members of the movie production team, a committee has been formed that will keep a close vigil on shooting sites.”
RULES FLOUTED DURING THE SHOOTING OF MERE BROTHER… 1. Security guards of the film team went inside the Taj Mahal premises with arms. After the matter came to light, the arms license were cancelled and would be resumed only after the payment of fine. 2. Petrol and diesel vehicles are not permitted within a 500 metres radius of the Taj Mahal, but cabs of the production team went beyond the permissible limit, upto 200 metres. The cabs have been taken into possession now and would be released after the More >
Petition by film-maker’s neighbour alleges string of violations on Juhu plot in connivance with BMC authorities
Alka Shukla (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 13, 2011)
A neighbour of film-maker Vashu Bhagnani has moved Bombay High Court, alleging that his firm, Pooja Constructions, is “jeopardising neighbourhood safety” by flouting Development Control Regulations, environment and fire safety norms.
The petition has been filed by Rajhoo Barot who has two plots adjacent to Bhagnani’s under-construction building in Juhu.
Situated opposite actor Amitabh Bachchan’s bungalow, Jalsa, the project falls in the Coastal Regulatory Zone 2.
House of Violations?
In 2009, a clearance had been granted for a ground-plus-three structure. A year later, the film producer-turned-builder managed to get approval for a 13-storey tower on the 605.20 sq m plot. The structure would have a car parking podium at the first-floor level.
The original plot area, the petition says, was 1,176 sq mt. It was reduced to 605.20 sq mt after 570.80 sq mt of space was used up to widen two public roads for which the developer was entitled to use a certain portion of the lost area on the existing plot.
Alleging connivance with BMC officials, the petition lists at least 17 irregularities in sanctioning of the building plan.
The petition says that the builder has left less than 5 ft open space making it difficult for fire brigade to access the two plots owned by the Barots.
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By Bollywood Hungama News Network, February 4, 2011 – 16:59 IST
It’s a well known fact that for publicly performing/ telecasting the audio songs, visual songs, audio-visual sound recording, repertoire, contents of any copyright owner, the permission and the necessary license is required to be obtained by the broadcaster for such communication, telecast and any violation of copyright amount to the infringement of copyrights which entitles the copyright owner to initiate civil as well as criminal action against the infringer.
T-Series is already legally pursuing infringement of its audio sound recordings by Zee Network and the matter is currently subjudice in the Delhi High Court.
TV channel ETC is accused of airing videos of the T-Series film Patiala House with unprecedented rotations and infringing upon copyright of T-Series.
T-Series has issued legal notice to ETC and have demanded heavy damages from ETC. Spokesperson of T-Series said, “The telecast/ communication of song videos of Patiala House by ETC is unauthorized and without any license from us, and ETC thereby has infringed our copyright under the copyright Act, 1957. Through a legal notice, we have called upon ZEE Network to cease and desist from using and telecasting / communicating our content, repertoire, works immediately in any manner whatsoever through Zee’s said satellite channel ‘ETC HINDI’ throughout India”
T-Series further added, “We reserve the rights for criminal prosecution More >
The Federation of Western India Employees raided the shoot of Bodyguard for violation of industry rulesVickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 29, 2011)
Early this week, Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor were in for a rude shock in Pune when their shoot of Bodyguard was stopped abruptly. Reason:
The film was being shot in shifts which extended beyond the stipulated 12 hours. FWICE (Federation of Western India Employees) have been very strict with this rule ever since it started conducting raids on various film and TV sets, after certain workers complained that they were exploited to the extent of shooting for 20 hours on some days.
The unit of Bodyguard broke another law when they shot for the film on Republic Day as well. “Nobody can shoot on January 26, since it is a national holiday. But since Bodyguard did not obey the rules, we had to intervene.”
Adds the source, “As soon as the vigilance branch raided the sets, the shoot was halted. The unit tried their best to convince the members of the vigilance branch but to no avail.”
A senior unit member of Bodyguard defended the film and said, “Our shoot was not stopped on January 26. Salman and Kareena were shooting very comfortably on the set.”
However, Prem Singh Thakur, vice chairman of vigilance at FWICE confirmed, “Yes. Humne Bodyguard ka shoot band karvaya, not once but twice. Ek baar voh barah ghante se jyaada shoot kar rahe the, aur doosri baar voh log January 26 ko shoot kar More >
Fearing that he might abscond and never return to India, the singer’s wife appealed to the court to not allow him a visit to Dubai. The lawyers invoked a FEMA violation
Chandrima Pal and Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 28, 2011)
Trouble seems to be a constant with Pakistani singer Adnan Sami. Yesterday, he was shocked to learn that the Metropolitan Court had debarred him from leaving for a show in Dubai, thanks to his wife Sabah Galadari objecting to it.
Sabah objected to Adnan’s application to travel to Dubai. She was apprehensive that Adnan might flee India and go absconding from Dubai.
Adnan’s lawyer Vaibhav Krishnan tried very hard to get his client the permission he desired but all his efforts proved to be futile.
Confirming this Sabah’s lawyer, Edith Day, told Mumbai Mirror, “Yes, we were apprehensive that Adnan might not return from Dubai.
Hence we appealed to the court to not allow him the visit.”
Added Edith, “We raised our objection on the grounds that Adnan still has to pay Rs 20 lakh as penalty imposed by FEMA (Foreign Exchange Management Act) for purchasing his flat without the required permission from RBI (Reserve Bank Of India).”
Singer Adnan Sami says he’s determined to fight for his home which has been confiscated by ED
Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 28, 2010)
Acombative Adnan Sami whose sprawling house at Andheri has been attached by the Enforcement Directorate for violations under the Foreign Exchange Management Act, took on the builder and the registration authorities in Mumbai on Monday.
Sami, of Pakistani origin, came here in 1999 and has been in India since. “I’m a tax payer now. I’ve done everything according to the rules. I have a PAN card. In 2003 I decided to buy this property in Oberoi Sky Garden.Adnan Sami and his wife Roya at their Oberoi Sky Garden (right) residence in Lokhandwala on Monday
I knew the builder Vikas Oberoi and he said to me, ‘I’ve just completed a building and I’ve got some apartments in it, why don’t you check it out?’ He got his office and legal team to take care of the formalities. My job, I thought, was done once I paid the money.
Obviously when you buy property there are a thousand papers and legal documents. How was I to know what the formalities were, wasn’t this his (Vikas Oberoi’s) line of work? Anyhow he asked me to furnish documents like passport, PAN card, etc. They took care of the formalities. That I was a Pakistani was never hidden. It was all there on paper. Then I needed a part loan. Vikas Oberoi arranged a loan of Rs 1.5 crore rupees. The whole property was worth Rs 2.3 crores.”
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Little did actor Imran Khan imagine that his newly-purchased toy helicopter would land him in trouble with the custom authorities at the Mumbai airport. The actor was returning from New York after promoting his upcoming film Break Ke Baad and had purchased the helicopter there.
He was stopped by custom officials and quizzed about the toy. The officials demanded that Imran get permission from the Telecom Department for possessing such a toy. Restrictions have been imposed on import of aero models that run on certain radio bandwidths because of their possible interference with the communication networks of security agencies. The officials suspected that Imran was carrying such a model.
A source at the airport said, “When we asked Imran if he had permission from the telecom department for the toy, he replied that no permission is needed for the toy since it is not a remote controlled device and does not run on radio frequency.”
The officials confiscated the toy on the grounds of obtaining a clarification from the telecom department. The source said, “It is a high-end toy and the customs department has no expertise or instruments to test such products. If Imran produces a no-objection certificate from the telecom department we will hand over the toy to him.” No case was registered against Imran as there was no violation of custom rules.
Imran’s official spokesperson said, “The More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, September 3, 2010 – 12:53 IST
// ]]> Earlier in the month of May this year, Ajay Devgn earned the wrath of director of health services, Dr Rajnanda Desai, for smoking in a public place in Goa. The actor was shooting then for his forthcoming film Golmaal 3 and was caught puffing away near the Inox cinema hall in Panaji. While the complaint against the actor was filed then by National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication (NOTE), it’s only now that he has been asked to pay a penalty of Rs.200.
Ajay, through his representative, did pay the fine of Rs.200 earlier this week on Wednesday. The fine was levied for smoking in a public place which is in direct violation of section 4 of the Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products Act, 2003 (COTPA).
By Raymond Ronamai (MAY 21, 2010)
Bollywood’s most-awaited film Kites has run into trouble in Karnataka even before seeing the light of day. This time, it’s not the political outfits or moral police but the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) that has come down heavily on it. The association has banned the screening of the film in the state for violating the rules of the local film industry.
President of KFCC Basant Kumar Patil has directed the exhibitors not to screen the movie, as the distributors, Big Pictures, has broken the norms of the local film industry by planning to release it in 46 theatres as against 24 theatres allowed.
“As per norms of the KFCC, non-Kannada movies can be released in only 21 theatres. The distributors approached us and requested us to relax the norms and grant permission to screen in 24 halls. We agreed. But now, they are releasing it in 46 theatres. Besides, they are also planning to screen it in another 10-12 theatres. Rules can’t be different for different people,” The Times of India quoted Patil as saying.
Vijay starrer Shankar IPS and Nagathihalli Chandrashekar’s Nooru Janmaku, which are releasing today would suffer if theatres are reserved for Kites. “Due to Kites, Prakash Rai’s Naanu Nanna Kanasu has been removed from theatres and the two films set for release on Friday have no halls. Who will protect our films?” Patil added. “If they screen this film now, we will not allow them to screen any more later,” he warned.
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The trailer of Ishqiya, which has a splattering of foul language and has an A certficate, is being shown in many theatres along with Ken Ghosh’s latest film Chance pe Dance, which has a U certificate.
The language has made movie going families cringe. Says a source, “Chance pe Dance draws a lot of kids to the theatres. Naturally, their parents are very upset about them seeing promos liberally peppered with abusive language. They may not have minded it if the trailer was the same which is being shown on television, because that version does not have cuss words.”
Explaining why Ishqiya had two trailers, one for theatres and the other for television, Censor Board Regional Officer Vinayak Azad said, “We can’t have a promo with filthy language being shown in the drawing rooms. We have a sense of responsibility.”Ishqiya
But can action be taken for screening the less palatable trailer during Chance pe Dance? Azad said emphatically, “No theatre is supposed to show the theatrical trailer of Ishqiya in a U or even a U/A movie. That trailer is permitted for screening only in an A film. It’s a complete violation of the act. The police can take action.”
However, Azad said that he is not sure if the producers of Ishqiya (Vishal Bhardwaj and Shemaroo) or Chance pe Dance (UTV) can be blamed for this. More >