Mumbai Court dissmissed Plea against Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Airlift’

Apr23,2022 #Airlift #Mumbai court
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Khushi Doshi

Published on: April 23, 2022, at 23:24 IST

By denying an appeal against the creators of the film Airlift, the Mumbai sessions court affirmed the ruling of the Esplanade Magistrate court. The film starring Akshay Kumar was released in 2016.

During the Iraqi invasion in 1990, a complainant named Hanif Ibrahim Modak approached the Court, claiming that he, his late father, Captain VR Kekobad, and their associates were directly responsible for overseeing the rescue operation of many stranded Indian citizens from Kuwait to Dubai port in coordination with various governments and private individuals.

He went on to say that on January 21, 2016, Akshay Kumar and five other producers released the film Airlift, which contains defamatory content directed at the complainant and his associates by way of direct imputation, with the intent of profiting and deliberately influencing the public opinion at the expense of their reputation and goodwill.

The accused have also claimed that the film is based on genuine events, according to the report. It also features a slogan to that effect, as well as a remark made by Akshay Kumar two days before the film’s premiere on a news station that was widely watched. The film’s director has also claimed for such study on the film for a particular period.

The producers of Airlift were served with a legal notice by Modak, but they refuted the charges stated by the plaintiff and refused to apologize. The Esplanade Court, on the other hand, had failed to comprehend several rulings of the High Court and Supreme Court, and had not issued a reasoned judgment in denying the Plea.

The judge went on to say that the Trial Court had gone through the facts of the case in detail and that the complaint had been dismissed unequivocally on the grounds of maintainability. “Thus, in light of the stated comment in the assailed decision given by the Trial Court, it seems that it is not a reasoned order,” Judge Joglekar said.

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