Ekta files case against Veena Malik’s ‘The Dirty Picture’
By Sajad - Tue May 08 2012, 3:04 pm
Ekta Kapoor’s ‘The Dirty Picture’, which was released last year on December 10, rocked at the box office and bagged many awards and complements. However, the Kannada remake of the film, directed by Trishul, has made Kapoor extremely unhappy so much so that she has filed a case against the film.
Ekta is miffed with the use of the similar title for the Kannada remake. However, the title of the film has got a clearance from the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC).
Speaking to a daily Trishul said 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.
He also said We have a Kannada film called ‘Housefull’ and ‘Bhadra’. We have legally obtained clearance from the KFCC. Why should we change the title now?
Meanwhile, Ekta has written a letter to the president of the KFCC requesting him to withdraw the permission for the use of the title by Venkatappa and has given them a five-day deadline.
He clarified that besides the title of the film, there is no similarity between the two films. He also claimed that his story is original and is not an ‘inspired copy’ of the Hindi film.