MUMBAI: Actor Ajay Devgn has moved the Competition Commission of India against Yash Raj Films (YRF) for using their monopolistic powers in the cinema market to deny the Diwali release of his film Son of Sardaar on November 13.
According to a report in the Times of India, Ajay Devgan Films (ADF) had sent the notice to the Competition Commission to Yash Raj Films three days prior to Yash Chopra’s death on October 21. But the Commission held it back because of Yash Chopra’s demise and served on YRF only on October 31.
In its notice, Ajay Devgn Films says, “ADF was forced to take legal recourse because of monopolistic practices of YRF. Before the release of Ek Tha Tiger, in August 2012, YRF had reportedly used their dominant position in the market to enter into an arrangement with the exhibitors saying that they will give them Ek Tha Tiger only if the exhibitors agreed to reportedly give their Diwali release prominence over others.”
Despite the notice, the report said Ajay Devgan is going ahead with the release of Son Of Sardaar on November 13.