Delhi HC refuses to stay release of 'The White Tiger' on Netflix

HC was responding to a plea by Hollywood producer alleging copyright violation

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The Delhi High Court Thursday refused to stay release of film 'The White Tiger' tonight on OTT platform Netflix on a plea by Hollywood producer John Hart Jr., alleging copyright violation.

In an urgent hearing conducted late evening, Justice C. Hari Shankar dismissed the stay application by the producer saying not a single reason was shown to approach the court less than 24 hours before release of the film.

The court, which heard the matter for over two hours, issued summons to the producer of the film Mukul Deora and Netflix where it will be released tonight.

The film features Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Rajkummar Rao among others.

The film The White Tiger' is based on the book The White Tiger', authored by Aravinda Adiga, which was released in March 2008.