The simple yet apt title of Akshay Kumar's new film, Holiday, has made Pooja Bhatt really furious as she claims that she registered the title long back. Pooja accuses producer Vipul for copyright infringement. This is not the first time Pooja accuses an Akshay Kumar for copying title.
Earlier, she had gone to court to stop Akshay Kumar using the title Thank You claiming that Thank You is the title she already registered but court rejected her plea. Pooja Bhatt had directed a less known film with the same name Holiday featuring Dino Morea and Onjolee Nair, which was based on 1897 American film Dirty Dancing.
Vipul officially approached Pooja for the title before and she rejected the offer. It looks like even though her film Holiday bombed at the box office, it is in the heart of Bhatt girl in her ever green movie list.
The Jism 2 director, Pooja used twitter to show her anger over the gross injustice, "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'! Vipul Shah approached me for HOLIDAY & I refused. He approached Guild-Rejected. Next stop? IMPPA where he registered HOLIDAY with a tag line."
Even though there is no point in not selling the title of a 'dead and gone' film, it looks like Pooja takes pride in the failed film and its title. It seems that she has lost her belief in judiciary too. The disillusioned actor turned romance film director tweets, "am fighting a lone battle still with regards to THANK YOU. The HOLIDAY issue proves nothing has changed, the rot remains & might is right! 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?"
It's high time for filmmakers to understand movies don't work because of their titles but strong vision of their directors.