UTV has defeated Percept in a copyright case regarding Johnny Walker starring the B-town magnificent Big B. said to be close to the heart of the Bachchan senior, Johnny Walker alias Shoebite and Jhonny Mastana.. the movie got into legal troubles when Percept had filed a case against Shoojit Sircar, the director of the movie Shoebite and UTV Motion Pictures, restraining them from infringing their copyrights in the script and dialogue of the film Johnny Walker, including making a film.
The making of the movie stopped when on July 16, 2008 an order was passed in favour of Percept which restrained UTV from proceeding with the shooting of the film. UTV filed an appeal against this order; however, the suit was pending for hearing.
On May 2, 2011, the matter finally came up for hearing before the Mediator appointed by the Delhi High Court Mediation Cell. Finally in March 2012, the Honorable Court dismissed the suit filed by Percept, hence upholding UTV's stand on the issue.
Shoebite stars Amitabh Bachchan, Sarika, Jimmy Shergill, and Diya Mirza