While Akshay Kumar didn’t part with ‘Namastey London’ title for producer Vipul Shah, the latter now holds on to ‘Singh Is Kinng’
Producer, Shailendra Singh is eager to make a sequel of the action comedy film, Singh Is King. Akshay Kumar starer movie which was released in 2008 managed to leave a magic at ther box office. Shailendra Singh is now seeking Ranveer Singh to play the role played by Akshay Kumar.
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However, film maker Vipul A Shah who is having the copyright to the title of this film has denied to give away it to the producer. It is interesting to know that the producer has to go through the same situation when Akshay Kumar, who co-owns the intellectual property rights of the film Namastey London denied to give away the title. Shah had to rename Namastey London sequel with the title Namastey Canada as Akshay Kumar refused to part with the titles, Namastey England and Namastey London.
Shah said talking about his problem, “I created the franchise — the concept of the movie and the title was owned by me. I gifted it to Akshay, who, in turn, gave it to Vipul Shah. They have even thanked me for the title in the credit roll. I have been begging Vipul to return it to me, but he hasn’t relented.”
He added saying whenever he approached with Shah regarding the concern, the filmmaker states that he needs the title as he aimed to make a sequel. “Yesterday, I sent him a text saying, ‘It’s been more than nine years and it’s obvious that you are not making Singh Is King 2. So why not give the title back gracefully? Be a gentleman!”
Further Singh added that he has already though of taking Ranveer for the role, “My priority is to work with Ranveer Singh. He is a lethal combination of Salman Khan and Johnny Depp. The film will be a heist drama. As soon as the script is ready, we’ll give him a narration.”
The producer is disappointed by Shah’s behaviour, and has now submitted another title for registration. He claims that “I don’t want to fight any longer. I have got a new title; it’s sexier than Singh Is King.”