Mumbai: Horror-comedy Laxmmi Bomb was the most recent instance of an Indian movie, which confronted opposition from both a spiritual or political group, over its title.
The makers of the film, starring Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani, modified the title to Laxmii following backlash from a number of Hindu teams, who objected to the usage of a derogatory time period like ‘bomb’ with the identify of a Goddess.
Right here’s an inventory of some motion pictures that when for a beauty makeover with title change resulting from controversies.
1. Hassena Parkar
This Shraddha Kapoor-starrer was initially named as The Queen Of Mumbai: Haseena. The filmmakers needed to provide you with a brand new title for the film, which relies on Dawood Ibrahim’s sister, to make it extra relatable to the folks exterior of Mumbai metropolis.
Following fierce protests and demise threats, Sanjay Leela Bhansali ’s magnum opus was launched as Padmaavat with out the ‘I’. Karni Sena had accused the filmmaker of distorting historical past and details within the film made on the lifetime of Rani Padmavati (or Padmini) of Chittor.
The unique identify of Aayush Sharma’s Bollywood debut was Loveratri. Nonetheless, the makers modified the identify to Loveyatri after an outfit objected to the title, alleging that it made enjoyable of Hindu competition Navratri. An FIR was additionally filed towards Salman Khan for making a film that damage the spiritual sentiments of individuals.
4. Judegementall Hai Kya
‘Controversy Queen’ Kangana Ranaut’s movie was initially titled Psychological Hai Kya. The manufacturing home modified the identify of the film after the Indian Psychiatric Society took exception to the title, stating that it sounded discriminative and degrading for folks affected by psychological sickness.
5. Whole Siyappa
This romantic comedy, starring Ali Zafar and Yami Gautam, was earlier named Aman ki Aasha. The makers needed to change the title since ‘Aman Ki Aasha’ is a well-liked social initiative began by The Jang group of Pakistan and The Occasions Of India in India. The 2 publications held the copyright of the time period.
Shahid Kapoor-stareer R…Rajkumar was initially named as Rambo Rajkumar. Because the makers of Hollywood movie collection ‘Rambo’ had the copyrights reserved for it, Producer Viki Rajani and director Prabhudheva have been compelled to vary not solely the title but additionally the identify of Shahid’s character within the movie.
7. Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela
Earlier than Padmavat, Sanjay Leela Bhansali had confronted opposition to the title of his movie Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, which starred Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone within the lead roles. It was initially titled Raamleela. The explanation for the identify change: Because the time period is related, movie-goers would anticipate a spiritual movie, the petition filed towards the film stated.
This light-hearted comedy-drama was initially named Billu Barber with Irrfan Khan taking part in the titular position. The filmmakers needed to take away ‘Barber’ after hairstylists stated that the time period sounds offensive and hurts their sentiments.
9. Madras Cafe
The thriller starring John Abraham relies on the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The makers, who had initially named the movie as ‘Jaffna’, a spot situated in Sri Lanka, needed to change it to Madras Cafe following immense stress from the neighbouring nation, which felt it could present them in a foul gentle.