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Sanjay Dutts 60th birthday plans sabotaged by legal notice

Sanjay Dutts 60th birthday plans sabotaged by legal notice
It looks likeSanjayDutts60 th birthday plans for July 29ofunveiling thefirst look of his proposed remakeofthe 2010 Telugupoliticaldrama, the blockbuster Prasthanam , has gone for a toss. Aleading production-distribution company,ShemarooEntertainment Ltd, hasissued a legal notice toSanjayDuttand his associates questioning their right toremake Prasthanam into Hindi. KetanMaru, ShemaroosSenior Vice-Presidentforfilm production,confirmed the developments, Yes, wehavesent alegal noticetoMrDuttandothers associated with the remakeofthe2010 Telugufilm, Prasthanam .Thats because we atShemaroohave the remake rightsof thefilm. Marupointsout that the intentionbehind drawing attention to theillegal remake isnot mercenary. Weare not proceeding legally againstthis illegalremake to create troublefor them. Shemaroois a reputed company. Weve a distinguished and spotless track record. Weonly want to seejustice being done in this matter. Andas far as we can see, anyone else except us remaking Prasthanam is illegal. Marusays the matter wasbrought up withDuttlong before.Weacquired the rights of Prasthanam in 2012. When wereadthe announcementof Mr Dutts remake, we immediately drew attention to the factthat the remake rightsof Prasthanam werewith us.However, they paid no attention andproceededto remake the film. Marudoesnt want toput theblameentirely onDutt.Producers are knownto sell remakerights of one filmto 2 sometimes 3producers. It is possible that they (Duttand co) paid a substantial amountof money to buy thePrasthanamrightswithout knowing the rights were sold to us. However, theyproceeded to make the filmfullyaware thatthe rights were with us. This cannot be overlooked.


Courtesy: Subhash K. Jha