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Priyanka   21 November 2023

Biopic rights contract doesn’t have an end date

Hi all, 

A small director/ producer has misled my friend and signed a biopic contract of her story which has no due date or rather any date. My friend is a naive lady who has become celebrity now so she wasn't aware of all these things while signing the contract. It's been 5 years now, there's no update on the movie. We have many better options from famous producers and directors now but due to this contract we can't take any. 
Does the contract gets void in 3 years if there's no due date? Can any lawyer help please?


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T. Kalaiselvan, Advocate (Advocate)     22 November 2023

The Limitation Act, 1963 provides for different limitation periods for different kinds of claims, however for matters falling under Indian Contract Act, the limitation period is for three years.

However, the limitation period can be revised or extended under certain circumstances. Section 17 of the Limitation Act, 1963 provides for the extension of the limitation period in case of fraud, mistake or concealment of facts. . In such cases, the limitation period will be extended until the affected party  discovers the fraud, mistake or concealment of facts.

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