Yashoda, starring Samantha Ruth Prabhu, has been sued for defamation over the use of a hospital’s name in the film. Now, weeks after its release, as it prepares to make its OTT debut, the film has encountered legal opposition. It appears that defamation charges have been filed against the creators, and the case will be heard in civil court. The film was released on November 11, and it appears that its OTT premiere was scheduled for December 19, but it appears that the film will be unable to keep the date.
Yashoda was supposed to premiere on OTT in a few weeks, according to reports. However, the OTT release has now been postponed indefinitely. Following the film’s release, the EVA IVF hospital in Hyderabad filed a petition claiming that the film portrays the hospital in a negative light.
Many girls, including Samantha, enrol at the EVA surrogacy clinic in Yashoda. Varalaxmi Sarathkumar and Unni Mukundan, the clinic’s directors, use the foetus to create an anti-aging serum.
The judge ruled in favour of the Hyderabad hospital after hearing the case at the Hyderabad Civil Court. As a result, Yashoda’s OTT release has been postponed.
Yashoda was released in five different languages: Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, and Hindi. Samantha had revealed to Bollywood Hungama about her role in Yashoda and how much she identified with it, “I think I resonate a lot with Yashoda’s grit and determination to overcome obstacles in her life.” In real life, I believe I am just as stubborn as she is. Yashoda comes from a humble background and has big dreams, just like me.”
Samantha Ruth Prabhu made her Hindi debut in the film, which was directed by Hari Shankar and Harish Narayanan.