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    Default The makers of ‘Don 2′ run into troubled waters

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    Whenever some mega project gets geared up to hit the screens, some legal problem seems to crop up from nowhere. This time the makers of ‘Don 2’ have run into a legal trouble over a copyright issue.

    The production house Nariman Films (known for producing the original Don movie starring Amitabh Bachchan in 1978) has charged Excel Entertainment (owned by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Deshmukh) that their agreement and copyright to remake the original Don movie expired in 2009 and has not been renewed. Another charge by Nariman films is that the title had been registered as ‘Don 2 - Return of the King’ and since the posters of Don 2 claim ‘The King is Back’, it is yet another infringement.
    Nariman Films has sent a legal notice to Excel Entertainment and they intend to approach the courts to halt the release of Don 2 on December 23.
    Excel Entertainment, on the other hand, claim that Don 2 is a entirely new story and concept and has hence nothing to do with the original movie.
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