A decision by a Hong Kong broadcaster to televise a concert by Daler Mehendi - dubbed 'India's grooviest Sikh' - has hit a sour note with the artist's record company. Magnasound (India) Ltd filed a High Court writ yesterday claiming Star TV had infringed its copyright. The firm claims it owns all recordings, performances and film appearances by Daler after signing an exclusive agreement in December 1994. Daler rose to become one of India's most famous recording artists, blending Western dance music with classical Indian rhythms - known as Indipop. The writ says that on April 28 last year, Star India organised a live concert by Daler for broadcast on Star Plus. This breached the exclusive agreement, the writ states, prompting Magnasound to take Star to Mumbai's High Court to stop the broadcast. After bowing to the request, Star then told Magnasound the concert would be shown in Hong Kong, Magnasound claims. The writ says that despite a repeat of the warning, the Hong Kong station aired it on its Star Plus channel. Magnasound claims the screening infringed its copyright and is seeking undisclosed damages. 'Well knowing that it was thereby infringing the copyright and the performer's economic rights in the works, the defendant has acted in flagrant disregard of the plaintiff's rights,' the writ says. Magnasound is also seeking an injunction to stop Star reproducing or further airing the concert, and an order for it to hand over infringing copies.