Four Chennai hotels barred from playing trendy Bollywood songs on New Year parties

Hotel Hyatt Regency, Green Park, Crowne Plaza Adyar and Hotel Westin are the hotels against which Justice K Kalyanasundaram has granted an interim injunction till January 20 from playing over 20 Bollywood songs

Four Chennai hotels barred from playing trendy Bollywood songs on New Year parties

If you are in Chennai and were planning to shake your booty to Beat Pe Booty song or Kala Chashma on the dance floor on new year’s eve at a top five star hotel, your dream might just have been shattered.

Four top five star hotels in Chennai have been barred by the Madras High Court from playing famous Bollywood music, including hit songs from movies such as A Flying Jatt, Baar Baar Dekho, Singh is Bling

and Befikre, at new year eve parties organised by them.

Hotel Hyatt Regency, Green Park, Crowne Plaza Adyar and Hotel Westin are the hotels against which Justice K Kalyanasundaram has granted an interim injunction till January 20 from playing over 20 Bollywood songs owned by Noves Communications, a Mumbai-based company engaged in copyright business of sound recordings.

Zee music and Yash Raj who originally own the copyrights for recent Bollywood hits including
Baby Ko Bass Pasand Hai
from Sultan, Kala Chasma from Baar Baar Dekho and Jing Jing Jingaat from Sairaat, had assigned their rights to Noves Communication for commercial use. The Mumbai-based company, in an attempt to protect its right against infringement, had moved the high court, The Hindu reported.

“Novex Communications had moved the court seeking injunction against the four hotels to play the music after they failed to take licence from us by paying the necessary fees,” the company said in the report.

Hotels such as Park Hyatt and Leela Palace had settled the dispute by agreeing to take the licence, the petitioner said, while pointing out that the four hotels had refused any amicable settlement.