Rangoon released- Film maker to deposit Rs 2 crores till Wadia Movietone's case is disposed of

The Bombay High Court has permitted the movie Rangoon to be released as scheduled on February 24, 2017, but asked film maker Vishal Bhardwaj to deposit Rs 2 crore as guarantee till the final disposal of a copyright suit filed by Roy Wadia, managing director of Wadia Movietone (WM). Roy alleged that a character in Rangoon played by Kangana Ranaut is based on that of Fearless Nadia, the lead in WM’s movie Hunterwali. Mary Evans, better known as Fearless Nadia, who essayed the role of the protagonist in that 1935 movie starred in several WM films and later married producer Homi Wadia.

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