Nithyananda had filed an Interlocutory Application seeking to restrain producer Madan Patel from releasing the film Sathyananda. His counsel KV Dhananjaya argued that the producer had promoted the film in his name and also had launched verbal attacks on him. The counsel further pointed out that despite doing all this, he swore before the court that he did not know who Nithyananda is.
Nithyananda's senior counsel had also sumbitted the posters of the film Sathyananda that carried the picture of the godman. After hearing Dhananjaya's arguments, Additional City Civil and Sessions Court Judge Ashwath Narayana passed the restraining order against the release of the much-anticipated film.