The much-touted remake of The Dirty Picture in Kannada
by producer Venkatappa seems to have got a jolt after
Ekta Kapoor, the producer of the original, filed a complaint
against the use of the title.
a letter to the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC),
Kapoor has requested the body to withdraw the permission
for the use of the title. She has given them a five-day
deadline to do the needful in the matter.
it was the KFCC that had cleared the title for producer
Venkatappa's yet-to-be-launched Kannada film.
receipt of Kapoor's complaint, the KFCC executive
committee is considering the issue and has referred
the matter to a legal expert from whom they are awaiting
the film's director Trishul has vehemently said that
he won't change the title and that he is prepared
for a legal battle. "There is no bar on keeping
a title of any other language film to be made in a
different language. There are several precedents before.
We have a Kannada film called Housefull (title inspired
by Hindi movie) and Bhadra (Telugu title). We have
legally obtained clearance from the KFCC. Why should
we change the title now?", the director has reportedly
from the title, there will be no similarity between
the two films, opined the director. The film will
have Pakistani actress Veena Mallik in the lead.
the future of the Kannada film now in the dark, film
folks have their eyes trained on Kapoor's reaction
to the Tapas Pal made Bengali remake of The Dirty