The Delhi High Court has approved the release of John Abraham starrer Hindi movie "Aashayein" after co-producers reportedly changed the plot of the movie.
There had been a plea by Anil Ambani's Reliance Big Entertainment (RBE) to challenge the release of the film, but now it appears to have been resolved.
RBE, which purchased the rights of the film, first made an approach to the court alleging the film's co-producers Percept Ltd. and Super Cassette Industries had indulged in fraud and misrepresented facts.
They were also accused of changing the storyline from what was originally agreed upon in the script, when all the distribution documents were signed.
Justice Manmohan Singh ruled that RBE should be compensated by the co-producers and asked them to deposit 30 percent of Rs.4 crore (Rs.40 million) paid by it for buying the film's rights.
The ruling also asked that Percept Ltd and Super Cassette Industries should aim to deposit the money within a week.
When RBE were shown the complete film in July 2008, it reportedly did not resemble the original storyline that was agreed upon and the main character in the film has completely changed.
However, Percept and Super Cassettes later denied receiving any communication from RBE after they were shown the movie.
The court finally ruled that the film was complete and ready for release and it would be harmful for all those involved if it were to stop the film at this stage.