The sources informed that the Lahore High Court (LHC) has issued the hearing of petition filed against the screening of “The Legend of Maula Jatt” to be held sooner.
The petition was considered by LHC judge Justice Aminuddin. It was informed by Counsel Buzdar Haider that the arrangements for the publicity and release for the upcoming film have been completed. Instead of June 6, 2019, the hearing on the petition against the release of “The Legend of Maula Jatt will be heard on April 25.
New records of Success were set up by the film Maula Jatt, which was released in 1979, as it was also termed as the most successful film of the Pakistani film industry. Although, it was specifically stated by director Bilal Lashari that “The Legend of Maula Jatt” is not a sequel to the original, still the release of this movie has been challenged because of an apparent breach of copyright laws.
The Legend of Maula Jutt is expected to be released on this Eidul Fitr. The role of Maula Jatt would be played by Fawad Khan while Hamza Ali Abbasi will play the role of Noorinath. The legendary actors Sultan Rahi and Mustafa Qureshi played these roles previously in the original.
The producer Maula Jatt, Sarwer Bhatti told the reporters that “Our case is still pending at Lahore High Court.” He further said “On April 25, the court will hear the case. The Legend of Maula Jatt’s certificate was obtained illegally by Bilal Lashari and my team and I are hoping for the film to be cancelled.”