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The Delhi High Court Wednesday allowed the release of the song Mehngai from upcoming Bollywood movie Chakravyuh saying that in the contextual setting of the movie the "song is not defamatory".
The court stayed an order by a single judge restraining the release of the song of the yet-to-be released film on a defamation suit filed by shoe maker Bata. The petitioner objected to the use of its name in the lyrics related to inflation.
Film maker Prakash Jha, who has directed the film, challenged the single-judge order before a division bench of the court. The film is scheduled for release Oct 24.
The division bench of Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Manmohan Singh said: "We are inclined to stay the operation of the impugned order."