Vijay‚Äôs Mersal directed by Atlee which was all set to hit the screens this Diwali has hit a roadblock. On September 22, the Madras High Court issued an interim stay on using the film title Mersal in any form of advertising or publicity till October 3.
Today the case came for hearing before Justice Anita Sumanth. Hearing the arguments of both the petitioners, the judge posted the case for final hearing on Friday but till then the interim stay will continue.
The court orders came after the producer named A Rajendran had approached the court citing that he registered the title Merrasalaitan in the film chamber in 2014 and the shooting of the movie is in progress and he sought a permanent injunction restraining the makers of Mersal and the people associated with Vijay's film from passing the title of the film.
As the issue is in the court, advertisements and all other promo events related to the movie came to a temporary halt as per the orders of the court.
In Mersal, Vijay will be seen playing a panchayat head, a doctor and a magician. The film, which also stars Kajal Aggarwal, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Nithya Menen, marks the second collaboration of Atlee and Vijay. Produced by Sri Thenandal Studios, the film has music by AR Rahman and also stars SJ Suryah in a key role.
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