Bollywood and the people of India are all set to witness another big controversy in the Hindi film industry. Veteran film-maker Madhur Bhandarkar on Friday accused Karan Johar of stealing the title of his film. Going by the reports, Madhur Bhandarkar on Friday filed a complaint in Indian Motion Pictures Producers' Association (IMPPA) against Karan Johar's Dharma Productions for misusing his title 'Bollywood Wives' for his Netflix show.
Bhandarkar took to Twitter and said to Karan Johar that it is morally and ethically wrong to tweak the title and requested the Dharma Productions to change their upcoming web series title.
In their complaint sent to IMPPA, Madhur wrote, "We wish to inform you that we are having the approved title 'Bollywood Wives' for feature film/web series/short film. We have come to know that your member Dharma Productions are using a similar title with a tagline 'The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives' illegally and without any authorization. The use of the similar title is an infringement of the rights of the original holder."
As per media reports, IMPPA took immediate action and wrote to Guild, to which they responded that they have not registered the said title in favour of Dharma Productions. As a result, IMPPA then sent a letter to Dharma Productions to submit their reply on the matter immediately and change the title with immediate effect.
Bhandarkar also tweeted and called out Karan Johar. He wrote, "Dear @karanjohar U & @apoorvamehta18 had asked me 4 the title #BollywoodWives for web,which I refused,as my project is underway. It is Morally & ethically wrong u to tweak it to #TheFabulousLivesofBollywoodWives. Pls do not dent my project. I humbly request u to change the title."