Akshay Kumar starrer Hera Pheri 4 lands in trouble as T-series sends a notice to makers, here's why
In the latest development, the music label T-series sent a public notice to the makers for not taking permission before using the music and audio rights of every Hera Pheri franchise.
Akshay Kumar , Suniel Shetty, and Paresh Rawal are reuniting for the fourth installment of the Hera Pheri franchise. While the makers have not officially announced its making, the filming has already begun. In the latest development, the music label T-series sent a public notice to the makers for not taking permission before using the music and audio rights of every Hera Pheri franchise.
In the notice shared by Trade Magazine, the music company has called itself the sole and exclusive holder of all the copyright of audio and visual of the franchise. “Notice is hereby given to the public in general and film trade in particular that Super Cassettes Industries Private Limited (T-Series)is the sole and absolute owner of copyright in relation to the music and audio visual songs i.e. Master Sound Recordings, Literary Works and Musical Works embodied in the Sound Recordings, and Audio Visuals of all the songs (hereinafter referred to as “Music and Audio Visual Song Rights”) for entire world in perpetuity for exploitation on all modes, media and formats (whether existing now and / or arising in future)in the Hindi language film currently “Untitled”, to be released as a franchise of the «HERA PHERI’ films (hereinafter referred to as the “Franchise Film”); The Music and Audio Visual Song Rights were assigned by Base Industries Group to T-Series.” read an excerpt of the public notice.
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Further, the T-series has asked the Hera Pheri makers to submit any of the claims in relation to the audio and visual rights in writing along with document proof and evidence to them. Failing to submit it before seven days will be considered frivolous claims, said the music company in the notice. So far, no official statement has been issued by the makers in this regard. Meanwhile, the movie will be helmed by Farhad Samji and will also see Sanjay Dutt in an antagonist role. Also, Kartik Aaryan will reportedly be introduced as a new character in the franchise