MUMBAI: In an attempt to derive success from Balaji Telefilm’s hit ‘The Dirty Picture’, Director Trishul has titled his next Kannada Film starring Veena Malik, the same.
Obviously, filmmaker Ekta Kapoor is very irked by this misuse, and has filed a complaint against it. Surprisingly, the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) has cleared ‘The Dirty Picture’ as the title for producer Venkatappa’s yet-to-be-launched Kannada film. 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. She has given them five-day deadline.
Trishul says 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’ and ‘Bhadra’. We have legally obtained clearance from the KFCC. Why should we change the title now? The title may just remind the viewer of a Hindi film with the same name. That is all. My story is original and realistic. It does not have even an iota of similarity with the Hindi film," claimed the Director.
The KFCC executive committee is considering the issue and deciding which way to proceed.