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05-04-2012, 04:30 PM #1
Ekta Kapoor to sue 'The Dirty Picture' Filmmakers
Bollywood film producer Ekta Kapoor is all set to sue the filmmaker’s of the "The Dirty Picture" to protect the copyright of the movie. At the same time, the lead actress of the movie Vidya Balan is ready to collect her first National Award for the same film.
Talking to the media people here in Mumbai, Kapoor said that the Kannada, Bengali and Tamil remakes of the film that were recently announced are illegal.
Delhi based newspaper Mail Today quoted Tanuj Garg, CEO, Balaji Motion Pictures as saying: “Anybody trying to pass off their movie as a remake of The Dirty Picture is doing so unfairly and to derive monetary advantage by piggy-backing on a title that we own. Necessary legal action will be taken.”
Earlier, DesPardes.com reported that Bollywood item girl Rakhi Sawant will be playing the role of Silk Smitha in the Bengali remake. At the same time, Pakistani actress Veena Malik is slated to essay the role of Silk in the Kannad version of the movie.
The Bangla film is being directed by Shatabdi Roy and produced by Tapas Pal, who are Tollywood stars of the eighties and now represent the TMC as MPs.
The Mail Today noted that legally, the copyright of The Dirty Picture is still with Balaji and none of these filmmakers have apparently approached the production house to purchase remake rights.