The newly-elected executive committee of the Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association has been restrained from taking any major decision and/or from creating any third party rights in respect of any of the movable or immovable properties and/or profits earned by IMPPA save and except utilising the said profits for the purpose of paying regular salaries and making necessary day-to-day expenses. This partial ad interim injunction order was passed by the civil court, Dindoshi, Bombay today (May 2) in the civil suit filed by producer Naresh Mohnot against IMPPA.

In the suit, Mohnot has alleged that the election of Ashoke Pandit and Kuku Kohli as office-bearers of the IMPPA was a clear case of conflict of interest as both of them were also office-bearers of the Indian Film and Television Directors Association. He has alleged that the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) looked after the interests of its member-associations including IFTDA whereas the IMPPA looked after the interests of its members, and there were countless instances in the past when the IMPPA and the FWICE had been at loggerheads. He has claimed that Pandit and Kohli would have to choose between the two Associations.

The Notice of Motion has been fixed for the next hearing on June 18. In the meantime, the IMPPA and its executive committee would be at liberty to approach the court to take any such major decisions which were in the interest of the IMPPA or its members.