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Bollywood Movie Titles which created Controversies
Makers of the film Billu had initially faced a lot of controversy for its title which was previously called Billu Barber. The Salon and Hairdressers' Union had protested against the usage of the word barber. Later, the makers decided to drop the word Barber and name the film Billu.
Filmmaker Pooja Bhatt got into a tussle with Vipul Shah over the title of the Akshay Kumar starrer film Holiday. She accused Shah of infringement of copyright.
My Name Is Khan
The film’s title created a controversy for obvious reasons. However, director Karan Johar chose to stand by his decision and refused to change the title of the Shah Rukh Khan starrer film.
R...Rajkumar was previously titled as Rambo Rajkumar. However, director Prabhu Deva had to change it when the makers of the Rambo series claimed that they had copyrighted the name and it was thus unavailable for use.
Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhanslai had to go through a lot of trouble with the film’s title which was supposed to be Ram-Leela. Six petitioners had filed a suit against the title, claiming that the film's original name - Ram Leela, hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus and showed the Hindu gods in bad light. Bhansali had to later rename the film as Goliyon Ki Rasleela: Ram-Leela.