After his wedding with star actress Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh has mired in a legal trouble. Actually, the Delhi High Court has sought Rohit Shetty Picturez’ response to a plea that alleges that Ranveer’s upcoming film ‘Simmba’, directed by Rohit Shetty infringes the trademark of a beverage company. The film also stars Sara Ali Khan.
Justice Pratibha M Singh asked for a response to the notice sent by the Chhattisgarh-based Sona Beverages Co Ltd, from the production house. She also asked to “explore the possibility of an arrangement being entered into”.
In case if the production house does not respond to the company’s notice and does not explore the possibility of an arrangement, the matter will be heard on the next date, December 4. The court said,
“It has also been impressed upon the counsel for the defendant (Rohit Shetty Picturez) that the defendant ought to respond to the plaintiff’s (Sona Beverages) notice and also explore the possibility of an arrangement being entered into, failing which, on the next date, the matter will be heard.”
Sona Beverages, in its lawsuit, that it filed against the Rohit Shetty’s film has claimed that the film infringes its registered trademark ‘Simba’ “used for a wide variety of products including beers, mineral and aerated water, and other non-alcoholic drinks, manufacture, distribution and sale of merchandise including apparels, playing cards, glasses, notepads and various other forms of accessories” and it has been in use since 2015. The film Simmba is slated to release on December 28, 2018.