Warner Bros gave the makers of the Bollywood film Action Jackson that has Ajay Devgn in the leading role and is being directed by Prabhu Deva, a 48-hour notice to change the title or face consequences, because the title ‘Action Jackson’ is registered by them for the sub-continent as well.
Action Jackson is a 1988 Hollywood action thriller that had Carl Weathers and Sharon Stone as part of the lead cast. It is also the title of a Bollywood film starring Ajay Devgn and produced by Gordhan Tanwani.
Tanwani says, “I will not give up my title that easily. I have registered it with all the producers associations — like IMPPA, the Guild, AMPTPP 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 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.”
Tanwani further adds, “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.”
Let’s wait and watch what further developments take place on this particular matter.