Competition Commission of India Rejects Ajay Devgn's Complaint

Rashmi Daryanani , 06 Nov 2012
Son or Sardaar and Jab Tak Hai Jaan (photo courtesy | indicine.com)
Son or Sardaar and Jab Tak Hai Jaan (photo courtesy | indicine.com)

We had told you earlier that Ajay Devgn filed a complaint with the Competition Commission of India (CCI) against Yash Raj Films, for using their influential position in the market to arm-twist exhibitors into giving Jab Tak Hai Jaan preference over other films, which, in this case, turns out to be Son of Sardaar. Now, however, it seems that the CCI has rejected Devgn’s plea. Here’s why.

According to the CCI, they cannot find any violation of Section 3 of the Competition Act, and therefore have dismissed the plea entirely. Apparently, Ajay Devgn did not fully substantiate his claims that YRF was in the dominant position, since they had not put forth any data relating to market share etc. Despite the fact that the complaint has been rejected, this saga does not seem to be over yet. Hearing the verdict, a spokesperson of Ajay Devgn Films has said: “We are shocked by the rejection of our legitimate case by the CCI. We have approached the Appellate Tribunal against the order.”

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