Pooja Bhatt upset over use of Holiday title for Akshay Kumar film
Actress-turned-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt is upset with actor Akshay Kumar for having used the title ‘Holiday – A Soldier Is Never Off duty’ for his upcoming movie since she had also made a movie with the same name in 2006.
This is not the first time that Pooja and Akshay have clashed over a film’s title. Earlier too in 2010, Pooja Bhatt had claimed that Anees Bazmee used the title ‘Thank You’ for his Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor, film, despite the fact that she had already registered the title for the remake of her father’s hit film ‘Arth’.
Pooja Bhatt tweeted: “First THANK YOU then HOLIDAY! Akshay Kumar’s producers have an affinity for the titles of my films. Gentle Reminder- ‘Karma can be a bitch’!”
Pooja Bhatt explained that she categorically refused Vipul Shah from using ‘Holiday’ as his film’s title. “Vipul Shah approached me for HOLIDAY & I refused. He approached Guild-Rejected. Next stop? IMPPA where he registered HOLIDAY with a tag line.”
An enraged Pooja Bhatt says, “This is not about UTV or Vipul Shah per se. This is about a larger issue. Why register titles if anyone can hijack them anytime they wish?” I am fighting a lone battle still with regards to THANK YOU. The HOLIDAY issue proves nothing has changed,the rot remains & might is right!”
‘Holiday – A Soldier Is Never Off Duty’ is an action thriller film written and directed by A.R. Murugadoss, the man behind superhit ‘Ghajini’ that had Aamir Khan in the lead.
Besides Akshay Kumar, ‘Holiday’ stars Sonakshi Sinha in the lead role. The film also has Govinda in a short yet important role. The film is the remake of Tamil blockbuster ‘Thuppakki’ and is slated to release on June 6 and is likely to clash with Ajay Devgn’s ‘Action Jackson’.