The much-hyped film Housefull has been hit hard from the very outset. The Calcutta High Court has ordered the makers of Housefull not to use the 1981 hit song “Apne To Jayse Tayse" from the film Laawaris starring Amitabh Bachchan.
The High Court has ruled in favour of Anandji and the heirs of music directors Kalyanji, who had filed a suit claiming that the makers of Housefull had used the song without their permission. Meanwhile, the heirs of Prakash Mehra, producer of Laawaris, have also filed a separate suit, claiming that the song was written by the late Mehra, and thus the copyright of the song belonged to them.
Justice Patherya has ordered an interim stay on the use of the song till June 2. He has also directed both the parties to file affidavits in two weeks and the matter would be heard after three weeks.
Housefull directed by Sajid Khan releases today and is expected to open big. It features Akshay Kumar, Arjun Rampal, Riteish Deshmukh, Deepika Padukone, Lara Dutta and Jiah Khan in the lead roles.