High Court gives green signal to 'Batla House'.... To release with changes on August 15

Batla House

New Delhi, Aug 13: The Delhi High court Tuesday gave the go-ahead to the release of the film 'Batla House' on August 15 after the film makers agreed to certain modifications. Justice Vibhu Bakhru passed the consent order and said the film makers are bound by their statement and disposed of the petition.

The filmmakers agreed to put certain disclaimers and delete some scenes in the movie which were objectionable to the petitioners -- Ariz Khan, who is facing trial in the Batla House encounter case, and Shahzad Ahmed, who was sentenced to life imprisonment by a trial court and his appeal is pending in the high court. 

The petition had claimed that the film, slated to be released on Independence Day, shows a link between the bomb blasts and the encounter and would therefore, prejudicially affect the trial in both cases.

The Nikkhil Advani directorial casts John Abraham as DCP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, who headed the Batla House encounter that took place in New Delhi’s Jamia Nagar in 2008. The film also features Mrunal Thakur in a crucial role.

Batla House is scheduled to release on August 15.


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