Court stalls TV release for Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani



On a law suit filed by the manufacturer of squash Rooh Afza, the Delhi High Court has restrained the makers of Hindi film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (YJHD) from releasing the movie on TV due to some allegedly objectionable dialogues.

Justice Manmohan Singh said, in an order made public on Monday, that the curbs were not applicable to the theatre version of Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone starrer, which was released in the cinema halls last week.

The court also issued notices to the director, producer and dialogue writers of YJHD and posted the matter for hearing July 16. The court's order came on an injunction suit filed by Hamdard National Foundation, the manufacturer of Rooh Afza.

The manufacturer claimed that the product was a household name in the country and outside India and the film contained some "objectionable" dialogues about the Unani recipe.

The Indian Express earlier quoted YJHD writer Hussain Dalal as saying, "The age that we are in, this relationship has thoda pyaar and thoda jhagda… hum sab apne fathers se lade hue hain. even the Rooh afza joke that we incorporated was to make the family relationships believable. every family has a running joke."

Further elaborating on the disputed dialogue, Dalal told daily, "The idea came from Ayan who said that there are some things in life that will never change no matter what you do. In this context, Bunny ki duniya badal gayi, baap marr gaya, ladka badal gaya lekin Rooh Afza nahin badla."