Why is Ajay Devgn suing the late Yash Chopra over Jab Tak Hai Jaan?

Thu, November 1, 2012 12:25pm UTC by 10 Comments
Why is Ajay Devgn suing the late Yash Chopra over Jab Tak Hai Jaan?

Ajay Devgn’s decision to send a notice to the late Yash Chopra’s production house to safeguard his film comes as a surprise after the good things he said about the filmmaker at yesterday’s press conference

Only yesterday at a press conference, Ajay Devgn said to a hall packed with press that he was not concerned about the late Yash Chopra’s Jab Tak Hai Jaan releasing on the same day as Son of Sardaar. The actor also claimed that there was no pressure from the industry on him to postpone the release and that two films releasing on the same day is healthy for the industry.

However, only hours prior to the press conference, Ajay’s production house Ajay Devgn Films sent a legal notice to Yash Raj Films for pressurising the distributors and using their clout as a powerful studio to give prominence to Jab Tak Hai Jaan over Son of Sardaar.

And, although the notice was filed three days before Yash Chopra’s demise, it was delivered yesterday only hours after Ajay rebuked the press on comparisons between the two films.

On being asked whether he was requested by Shahrukh Khan to move the release date ahead, which he wasn’t, Ajay got livid at a journalist and said, “Did Shahrukh himself call you and say that? In fact, it was very sweet of him to say that Yash Chopra himself would have wanted both the films to release on the same day.” The actor also said that he wished both the films well. “No two movies clash. In Diwali always two films release and I want all films to run well; not only mine! There is a lot of space in the industry.”

Well, it is understandable that Ajay may feel the jitters closer to his film’s release as Jab Tak Hai Jaan has already become legendary, as it is Yash Chopra’s last film and the audiences cannot wait to see what the veteran director has created. Yet Ajay too has a devoted audience who will flock to the theatres to see their favourite star.

However, Ajay’s complaint with the Competition Commission against Yash Raj Films for using their clout to suppress Son Of Sardaar is a serious allegation that may affect not only Son of Sardaar, but also other films that compete against Yash Raj Films in the future. We’ll know the complete ramifications of this issue only once the Commission gives its decision. For now, the SOS versus JTHJ war continues!Subscribe to me on YouTube

  • Shashi

    It’s completely fair as yash chopra was not giving proper screen space to ajay devgn.He meant business,so he deserves the treatment.

    • shsh

      sahi kaha aapne….YRF deserve it….they r politicians of bollywood

  • Sandeep Srinivas Swain

    I can not Believe Ajay is Throwing So Much Tantrum,What Happens When His Last Releases Tezz and Rascals ,Did He Occupied All The Theatres,He Has Given So Many Flops In This Decade,Rohit Shetty Has Saved His career,Even Though He is a Good Actor Still He is Not in Same Legue of Akshay,Hritik,Ranbeer ,Aamir, Salmaan and SRK.His Movie Is Getting Publicity Because Of “Jab Tak Hai Jaan”.

    He is Doing “UnNecesary Publicity Stunt”

    • sandeep

      tune jitne actors ke naam likhe hai un sab mein akela Ajay hi acting karna janta hai…star aur actor mein bahot fark hota hai…

  • ash

    it’s true that yrf gave a condition to the distributors when they released ek tha tiger. this is the concerned part. that the reason ajay taking action.this is a business as well.
    you can’t through to the ajay in the bin. and in diwali people have option that if they don’t like one film they go to others.

    please first find out the reason than comment

  • Azra

    As this is Yash Chopra’s last film the production house will use every resource they have to ensure that this film has the biggest release. Not saying it’s fair but it’s true- and quite honestly, Ajay should have seen this coming. It’s not good business sense to release your big budget against another big budget- you are splitting the audience and compromising on revenue volume. If you can’t secure an adequate number of screens why are you releasing on Diwali – Now he’s serving legal papers? Why? Because you didn’t know that YRF would use their resources? And as it’s Yash Chopra’s last film – he should have the biggest release possible- why is Ajay insisting on challenging them? Both films can’t do well – there’s too much investment on the line and not enough revenue volume. Now Ajay looks like an insensitive fool – well guess you will have to learn the hard way.

    • azrr

      only SOS hi achha business karegi….srkgay to gaya kaam se….

  • Sharita Jai

    Ajay needs to grow up. SOS is not even relevant with shah rukh khans next. Why u ask?
    Well let’s see… He is hideous….his wife Kajol is a fat wannabe has been….& Sonakshi is a Man. Why isn’t he/she in Karan Johar’s camp iby now is beyond me!
    JTHJ will buzz out, do amazing business…why cuz. it’s yc last, gay shk is with hot Katrina & cuz nobody is bothered by ugly ajay’s SOS.
    get over it. & FYI it’s pathetic that salman is hell bent on promoting SOS with ugly ajay & mard Singh Sonakshi. Shame shame.

    • jai

      tera srgayyyy kuchh nahi kar payega….tune sonakshi ko mard kaha achha laga lekin srgayyyyy to mard kahlane ke layak hi nahi hai….hahaha

  • Jaspal

    LOL….Mard Singh Sonakshi….Ms Sharita u r hysterical. Yes sonskshi is a Mard. A fat mard who isnt as hot as his/her father Mr. Khamoosh. Lol lol lol lol lol


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