We have an official press statement from the spokesperson of Ajay Devgn Films on the issue of the release of Son of Sadaar and Yash Raj Films Jab Tak Hai Jaan.
The statement reads as follows:
“The Competition Appellate Tribunal has seen merit in our case and has issued notice for enquiring into the anti competitive activities of YRF about the tie in arrangement to block our movie Son of Sardaar on the day of Diwali. While looking at YRF’s own damning statement that only 821 theatres which have already executed agreement with YRF for showing Jab Tak Hai Jaan on the Diwali day, had a so called tie in arrangement in comparison to 1407 single screens for Ek Tha Tiger, the Competition Appellate Tribunal did not provide an interim relief. This leaves the balance screens which have not executed agreements with YRF to show Jab Tak Hai Jaan till date to be free to exhibit Son of Sardaar without any tie in arrangement of YRF. This would include 586 single screens which had earlier shown Ek Tha Tiger. Accordingly, we would now be approaching all theatres who have not executed any agreement for showing Jab Tak Hai Jaan for exhibiting our movie. However, if the above facts are found to be false which would be proven through evidence after th release of the movie, we would not only continue to fight against YRF’s anti competitive activities on our own behalf but also on the behalf of the entire industry.”