The makers and producers of Youngistan, Vashu Bhagnani’s Puja Films and Multi Screen Media (MSM) received a legal notice from a leading software company asking them for an immediate change in the title or face the consequences!
The makers were even asked to withdraw all promotional materials. The soft drink company argues that they have the copyright over this title which they had coined years ago and surrounding which their campaigns revolve. Stars like Ranbir Kapoor and Shahrukh Khan have featured in these commercials.
A source close to the production house told the leading daily that the title had been legally acquired from the concerned film association. “So the eight-page letter threatening legal action which arrived a few days ago came as a rude shock. The legal team is discussing how to reply to the notice.”
The soft drinks company is upset because they spent a lot of money creating the brand name and cannot let someone else en-cash on it. Just like the soft drink company, the film too had been made with youngsters in mind.
Youngistan stars Jackky Bhagnani, Neha Sharma, Boman Irani and the late Farooque Shaikh. The love story set against the present political scenario, is gearing up for a March 28 release. The makers have two weeks to reply to the notice.