A case has been registered against three senior Congress leaders including Rahul Gandhi for alleged unauthorized usage of the music from the blockbuster Kannada film ‘KGF-2’ during the party’s ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’.
KGF-2 Songs At Rahul Gandhi’s Yatra
Written and directed by Prashanth Neel, the period-action Kannada film KGF Chapter 1 and KGF Chapter 2 starring Yash turned out to be a massive hit across the nation. While fans enjoy watching the movie series on various OTT platforms, it was recently reported that a commercial court in Bengaluru blocked the Twitter handles of INC and its mass movement, Bharat Jodo Yatra for allegedly using the soundtracks of KGF 2.
The FIR was registered in the Yashwanthpur police station under the provisions of the Copyright Act, the Information Technology Act, and the Indian Penal Code against Rahul Gandhi, Jairam Ramesh, and Supriya for using KGF-2 music for the ongoing Bharat Jodo Yatra, led by Rahul Gandhi on a complaint lodged by M Naveen Kumar, who manages MRT music.
Complaint on Rahul Gandhi
The complainant alleged that Jairam Ramesh had on his official Twitter handle posted two videos of the yatra, in which popular songs from KGF-2 film were used without permission.
“The said videos were made using the popular sound recordings owned and held by the complainant. The said sound recordings are that of the cinematographic film “KGF Chapter 2″ (Hindi version) which is popular globally,” Mr. Kumar alleged.
“On perusal of the videos, it is clear that all the accused have fraudulently, blatantly, and slavishly with an intention of making wrongful gains have unauthorizedly and illegally used the sound recording owned and held by the Complainant.” The Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra began from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu on September 7 and is expected to reach Jammu on January 30, 2023.
The march has so far covered five southern states- Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana. It will travel through different states in this course.