It is known that earlier Kajal received a big shock from Chennai District Court as her appeal against Chennai based Oil Company VVD & Sons was dismissed. If we go into details, back in 2008, Kajal Aggarwal featured in a promotional video of VVD & Sons, a major coconut oil producers based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The actress had approached the court, claiming that the company had no right to use the promotional materials continuously without her consent.
Kajal had accused the hair oil company of using the ad film featuring her even in 2011. Even after a lapse of three years. Kajal claimed that she had suffered a loss since other competitors were hesitant to engage her for their advertisements. She sought Rs 2.5 crore from the company for alleged copyright violation.
Earlier, a single bench of the court had rejected her petition observing that an absolute copyright owner of a commercial film has every right to exploit the material for 60 years as enshrined under the Copyright Act. Following this, Kajal Aggarwal approached Madras High Court challenging the single bench order.
Now, she got a huge relief from high court, A division bench of Judges Rajiv Shakder and N Sathishkumar of the Chennai High Court has stayed the single judge order on Kajal plea on claiming the damages from cooking oil major VVD & Sons for an amount of Rs.2.50cr for using her advertisement without her consent beyond the contract period as both of them entered.
Kajal contended that the single Judge failed to understand that the copyright is applicable only to third parties. The bench felt that the company failed to be represented by any advocate even after receiving notice. It passed the order restraining a hair oil company from publicising endorsements of its products by actor Kajal Aggarwal either in television channels or any other form of media.