Ajay Devgn’s upcoming film Action Jackson, produced by Gordhan Tanwani is under trouble. The makers of the film have received a letter from Warner Bros; giving them a 48 hour notice to change the title of the film. Warner sent the notice because the title of the film is the same as their 1988 Hollywood action film starring Carl Weathers and Sharon Stone. As per the letter, the title is registered to Warner even in India.
Talking about it, Tanwani says “I will not give up my title that easily. I have registered it with all the producers’ associations — like IMPPA (Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association), the Guild, AMPTPP (Association of Motion Pictures and Television Programme Producers) and even the film association based out of Hyderabad. My film is being made in Hindi and not in English. When you register a title with any or all of these associations, they get their clearance from the Government of India. There is a procedure that is followed. The producer (in this case, I) seeks to register a title with the various associations who, in turn, inform each other about it. There is a waiting period of a month or so. During this time, if there are no objections raised, then an NOC (No Objection Certificate) is issued to the producer and the title is registered against his name. I have done my due diligence. I will now reply to the letter from Warner Bros’ lawyers with all facts duly stated. Obviously, Eros will be in the loop on developments. And then we will await the outcome.”
He also added “If there is an unfortunate turn of events and even a Government of India clearance cannot guarantee me my title, then I will decide what is the future course of action to be taken. As I said at the start, I’m not giving up my title, just like that.”