Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar has lashed out at Dharma Productions for allegedly misappropriating the title Bollywood Wives that’s registered with him. He took to Twitter to share a replica of a letter written by the Indian Movement Photos Producers’ Affiliation (IMPPA) to The Movie and Tv Producers Guild of India, on the premise of his grievance, and the response obtained.
Earlier, Madhur claimed that producer Karan Johar and his companion Apoorva Mehta requested him for the title Bollywood Wives for his or her new Netflix actuality present, which he didn’t half with as his personal mission is underway. The 2 then barely modified the title to Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives and went forward with it.
Madhur, sharing screenshots of the trade between IMPPA and the guild, claimed that though Dharma’s request for the title was ‘outrightly rejected’ by the responsible, they ‘blatantly tweaked and misused’ it.
The IMPPA, on the premise of Madhur’s grievance, had written to the guild saying, “We hereby verify that we allotted the title ‘Bollywood Wives’ for function movie / Net collection and Brief movie to M/s Bhandarkar Leisure who’ve now complained that M/s Dharma Productions are violating their rights and you might be due to this fact requested to kindly tell us if the mentioned title is registered by you and we’d be obliged for an early reply.”
In its reply, the guild wrote, “Close to your mail and the attachments therein, that is to tell you that the Guild has not registered the mentioned title in favour of Dharma Productions.”
“When ‘IMPPA’ requested ‘Movie Guild of India’ whether or not @DharmaMovies was given the Title #BollywoodWives the place Dharma is a Member. The GUILD replied that they’d outrightly rejected the identical. That reveals Dharma have blatantly tweeked and misused our Title #BollywoodWives. Verify,” Madhur wrote on Twitter.
Earlier, Madhur requested Karan and Apoorva to alter the title of their present, which delves into the lives of Bollywood wives Bhavana Pandey, Maheep Kapoor, Seema Khan and Neelam Kothari. “Pricey @karanjohar U & @apoorvamehta18 had requested me 4 the title #BollywoodWives for net,which I refused,as my mission is underway. It’s Morally & ethically incorrect u to tweak it to #TheFabulousLivesofBollywoodWives. Pls don’t dent my mission. I humbly request u to alter the title,” he had written.
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