e In a latest twist of events, son of the original ‘Maula Jutt’ maker, which released in 1979 and that starred legendary Sultan Rahi, has now claimed that “The Legend of Maula Jatt” (2019) ” is being marketed in violation of copyrights of the original classic”, a local publication reports. According to the report Muttaqi Sarwar, son of Sarwar Bhatti said, “Right after the release of ‘Waar,’ its director Bilal Lashari announced that he was going to make ‘The Legend of Maula Jatt’, and my father, who had made ‘Maula Jatt’, told him that since we owned the trademark and the intellectual copyright, Lashari cannot use it without purchasing the rights from us. The other option was to coproduce.” Muttaqi, told the publication that “the tribunal had restrained Lashari and the producers from using the title, characters and dialogues, adding that the case was still pending. They also filed a case with the Federal Investigation Agency against the team of the new film, and an inquiry was ongoing.” In response, the IPO tribunal on Friday issued contempt notices to producer Ammara Hikmat, director Bilal Lashari, writer Nasir Adeeb, the star cast of the new film, the information secretary and chairmen of all censor boards. “I sent warning notices to everyone associated with the film, including the lead actors, to distance themselves from the project since it was under trial, but none of them listened,” claimed Muttaqi. Published in Daily Times, January 21st 2019.