, a very influential company in India, is building the Dhamra port at the mouth of the Dhamra River, just north of the Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary, Orissa- the largest of only three nesting sites for the Olive Ridley
in the world. Naturally the endangered Olive Ridley sea turtle is facing massive challenge to its survival, due to port construction.
The international environmental non-governmental organisation (NGO), Greenpeace has made an animation with the Sholay characters to highlight the cause of the endangered turtles in Orissa.
According to Sascha Sippy, chairman, Sholay Media and Entertainment, “Greenpeace’s animation is a violation of trademark, copyright and underlying rights. They have insinuated that Gabbar is anti-environment and have associated Sholay and all its characters in negative light. We, the owners of the characters, do not support Greenpeace’s views”. here
It thus appears that the makers of the Sholay, will take legal action against Greenpeace, for gross violation of copyright and trademark, and for the wrongful use of its characters.