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Neither a win nor a defeat for Kunal Kohli 

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Director Kunal Kohli’s maiden acting venture PHIR SE has finally got a clean chit from the Supreme Court, after the Bombay High Court gave a green signal to the release of film. The Bombay High Court had put an interim stay on the release of the movie over plagiarism charges, filed by writer Jyoti Kapoor.

Kunal says, “The honourable Supreme Court in all its wisdom gave us the option of a settlement. I settled for it. But please understand the honourable courts imposed no stay order on my film PHIR SE. I was free to release my film. But I chose the option of settlement. The honourable Judge said he believes creative people should promote the culture of settlement.”

“Neither the High Court nor the Supreme Court said there was any infringement. The honourable judges said I was free to release my film and let the case go on in the honourable High Court,” Kunal adds.


PHIR SE is produced by Shiv Kumar under the banner of Bombay Film Company Ltd and directed by Kunal Kohli and Ajay Bhuyan. The movie also stars Jennifer Winget, Rajit Kapoor, Dalip Tahil, Kanwaljeet Singh and Sushmita Mukherjee Bundela.