If you have been eagerly waiting for Ekta Kapoor’s reality show Lockup to stream, then you might be in for a shock. Because this show of Ekta Kapoor is stuck in legal trouble. Big news is coming out about the show. Due to which the release date of the lockup can also be postponed.
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There has been a legal case on this show, which is going to start on Alt Balaji and MX Player from February 27. Petitioner Mr. Sanobar Bag has accused Ekta Kapoor, MX Player, Endemol Shine of stealing their game show Jail Concept. Sanobar Baig, the sole right holder of the story and script of the prison concept, was heard by the City Civil Court of Hyderabad on his application. The court has issued an ad-interim injunction regarding the release of the show lockup.
The court also saw the trailer of the show Lock Up and found it a copy. The court has passed an order with immediate notice, through which the show has been banned from any electronic media, social media and other mediums. This prison concept belongs to Pride Media, which is owned by its proprietor Sanobar Baig, it was written by Shantanu Ray and titled Anand and registered under Copyright Act on 7th March 2018. It was registered with the Film Writers Association. In his petition, Mr. Baig told how this concept was created. It also told how much money was invested at different stages for concept development.
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The petitioners were shocked to see the trailer of Lockup
Mr Baig said, “I was in shock when I saw the promos of the show Lockup. I have been in touch with Abhishek Rege of Endemol Shine for a long time and we had several meetings on this subject in Hyderabad. He had promised me That once the market gets better, then we will work on it. This show is not the same as our concept but its complete copy. I don’t believe anyone can steal the concept to this extent. We have filed a copyright infringement court I applied and we got the stay order. If the show still goes on air, it will be contempt of court. I have faith in the judiciary. We will get justice.
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If the infringement is proved, the production house will have to face the consequences under sections 51 and 52 of the Copyright Act.