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Jawan: Delhi HC asks Twitter to share details about users sharing content of Shah Rukh Khan’s film

The film has been scheduled for a theatrical release on June 2, 2023, in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada. 

Jawan: Delhi HC asks Twitter to share details about users sharing content of Shah Rukh Khan’s film
Jawan (2023)

Last Updated: 07.02 PM, May 18, 2023


Atlee's movie starring Shah Rukh Khan has been the talk of the town since the announcement. The film is one of the actor's major releases for this year. It is the first time that the director and superstar are collaborating for a project and the excitement is top-notch. 

Recently, a few confidential scenes from the Atlee movie recently leaked on Twitter, which prompted the filmmakers to file a lawsuit against those responsible. Now, Twitter must provide Basic Subscriber Information (BSI) and other relevant information about the accounts posting Jawan clips, following a Delhi High Court judgement.

A new application was submitted by Red Chillies Entertainment Private Limited in response to further leaks from the Twitter accounts. The disclosures' nature, according to the corporation, suggests that people using the Twitter identities "accessed systems" owned by the plaintiff company.

As a result, the application asks Twitter for permission to release the BSI as well as other information about the five Twitter handles, such as IP addresses, usernames, and phone numbers. In ruling on the motion, Justice Shankar issued the following order: "Thus court directs the defendant no. 2 (Twitter) to provide information of five accounts by way of an affidavit as an additional document with advanced copy to the counsel of the plaintiff so that the plaintiff can take appropriate action."

The petitioner claims that two movie-related video snippets, one of which has Shah Rukh Khan in a fight scene and the other of which features a dance scene, were leaked on social media.

The court was informed that the claim made by the plaintiff (Red Chillies) is that these stolen video clips are a blatant breach of the plaintiff's copyright and intellectual property rights, which has caused the plaintiff harm and loss. In addition to the soundtrack, which is normally revealed at key moments as part of a film's carefully crafted marketing plan, the pirated video snippets collectively reveal the actors' appearances in the aforementioned movie.

On the work front, Shah Rukh Khan was last seen in Pathaan, which broke a lot of records at the box office. The film was bankrolled by Yash Raj Films and also starrer Deepika Padukone and John Abraham in pivotal roles. The superstar also has Rajkumar Hirani's Dunki in his kitty. 

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