Fan, starring Shah Rukh Khan, was about a fan who was enraged by his favourite star’s deeds, leading him down a path of vengeance. Ironically, something similar happened when a fan was upset with ‘Fan’s’ production house (Yash Raj Films) for advertising the title song before the film’s release but removing it entirely from the film.
This complaint was filed in 2016, and there have been numerous discussions about it. However, today, the Supreme Court issued its decision, which included some scathing criticisms. According to the latest reports, YRF has been ordered to pay 15,000 to the plaintiff, Afreen Fatima Zaidi, a teacher by profession.
She said in her complaint that she felt duped after watching Shah Rukh Khan’s fan following the song “Jabra Fan.” She appeared to be dissatisfied that the music she was looking for was not included in the film, which led to the complaint.
The complaint was taken over by Supreme Court judges Hemant Gupta and V Ramasubramanian, who handed down their decision today. According to a Hindustan Times article, when the two-judge bench heard Yash Raj Films’ appeal against Shah Rukh Khan’s film Fan, they asked, “The problem is that you (production house) show something else in the trailer which is not there in the movie. When the trailer is released, it is a trailer of the movie. Why were you marketing your movie with the song when you knew it was meant to be for the promotion of the film?”
According to the same article, a representative from the production house Yash Raj Films justified themselves by claiming that this was a “standard practise” in the industry. Despite being a prevalent practise, the comment was overruled by the suggestion that it should be discontinued.