'Hamara Bajaj' title to remain with Bajaj Auto, John Abraham cannot use it: Bombay High Court

PTI Posted online: Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 at 0000 hrs
In a blow to actor John Abraham, the Bombay High Court has restrained his production house from using 'Hamara Bajaj', a popular tagline associated with an auto firm, as the title of his next movie.

Bajaj Auto had approached the court against JA Entertainment Pvt Ltd after it learned John Abraham's production house proposed to make a movie by the name 'Hamara Bajaj'.

While ruling in favour of the Pune-based two-wheeler giant Bajaj Auto on September 21, Justice S J Kathawala granted a permanent injunction, restraining JA Entertainment from using 'Hamara Bajaj' as title or anywhere in the movie.

The auto company used 'Hamara Bajaj' in advertisements featuring its popular scooter brand 'Chetak'.

Production of the Chetak stopped in 2009, but the tagline has consistently featured in Bajaj Auto's corporate campaigns and is identified closely with it.

John Abraham's production firm had earlier clarified that 'Hamara Bajaj' was only a working title of the film starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Yami Gautam - to be directed by Shoojit Sircar.