Bhubaneswar, Nov. 25 -- A Hyderabad-based doctor has reportedly filed a defamation suit against Tollywood actor Samantha Ruth Prabhu over the use of his hospital's name in her movie 'Yashoda'.

Although it opened in theatres on November 11, the film's release on streaming services has been postponed until December 19 while the civil court hears the matter.

Apart from the actress, the filmmakers have also been accused by Dr. Mohan Kumar, owner of the Eva IVF Hospital, of allegedly "misusing the name and harming the reputation of the hospital." According to sources, the court has sent notifications requesting their responses.

The movie is directed by Hari Shankar and Harish Narayan, and produced by Sivalenka Krishna Prasad. It was shot in...