Rohit Shetty, Arif Khan in Bol Bachchan title tussle

MUMBAI: Rohit Shetty, known for his films like Golmaal and Singham, and producer Arif Khan are locked in a tussle regarding the title "Bol Bachchan".

It is said that Khan had registered the title way back in 2007 and has started filming the same. Khan is making the film based on farmer suicides with Amitabh Bachchan?s duplicate and him in the lead roles.

But naturally, Khan is upset when he realised that Association of Motion Pictures and TV Programme Producers (AMPTPP) had given the title to Ashtavinayak for Rohit Shetty?s Ajay Devgn-Abhishek Bachchan starrer. "When I wanted to renew the title for the fourth year, AMPTPP refused." How can they give the title to Ashtavinayak" he questioned.

Clarifying the matter, AMPTPP President Ratan Jain said, "The title is still with the association and has not been given to Astavinayak. The title was with him for three years. We have a mandate that if the person does not start shooting the particular film then we can give the title to the next party. Ashtavinayak is the first party in waiting. If he has begun shooting then he has to produce evidence."

It is said that AMPTPP officials had a meeting with him and told him so and are waiting for his evidence. If he can?t provide the evidence then the title can be given to Ashtavinayak, Jain said.

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