As per the court’s orders, the highly anticipated punjabi movie Jodi with Diljit Dosanjh and Nimrat Khaira, which was scheduled to release on 5 May 2023, has been put on hold after Chamkila Biopic starring Diljit Dosanjh and Parineeti Chopra. According to reports, the film is based on the biopic of the late singer Amar Singh Chamkila and their Wife Amarjot Kaur.
Rhythm Boyz Entertainment Pvt Ltd and Daljit Motions Films have been summoned by Karandeep Kaur (Junior Division) to appear for the film on May 5. The summons must be returned by May 8, the next date of hearing, to Dosanjh, Nimrat Khaira, Gurmail Kaur, Chamkila’s wife, Karaj Gill of Rhythm Boyz Entertainment Pvt Ltd, and Daljit Thind of Daljit Motions Films.
Another court had stayed the “broadcast, release, and streaming” of another biopic on the couple, titled ‘Chamkila’. Chamkila and Amarjot Kaur were gunned down on March 8, 1988, during militancy in Punjab.
The Court of Civil Judge Karandeep Kaur has issued summons returnable by May 8 to Diljit Dosanjh, Nimrat Khaira, Karaj Gill (Rhythm Boyz Entertainment Private Limited), Daljit Thind (Daljeet Motion Films), and Gurmail Kaur, the wife of late Singh Amar Singh Chamkila, who worked on the film Jodi.
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Ishjeet Randhawa and Sanjot Randhawa, sons of deceased producer Gurdev Singh Randhawa, have filed a petition in which they claim that Jodi is based on the lives of Amar Singh Chamkila and Amarjot Kaur.
As a result of the widow’s gift of Rs. 5 lakhs to their father on 12 October 2012, the rights to make a biopic of Amar Singh Chamkila were given to him. When their father expired on 3 November 2022, the court ruled to stay the release.
According to the documents, plaintiff (Ishdeep Randhawa) has a prima facie case. “The balance of convenience is also in his favor, and if defendants are permitted to release the film, “Jodi Teri Meri“, an irreparable loss will be caused to the plaintiff that cannot be compensated for.”
As the next hearing is scheduled for May 8, the movie won’t be released on May 5.