Recently, it was announced that Shivaraj Kumar will be acting in a movie titled The Leader Shivarajkumar, directed by Tarun Shivappa. The news immediately raised a controversy. Producer Raghunath had announced the launch of the movie Leader starring Sudeep.
In order to resolve the issue, Tarun Shivappa changed the name of the movie to Mass Leader. The title Mass Leader was registered with producer Srikantamurthy alias Ajaykumar. Tarun got the title transferred to him after reaching an agreement. The issue seemed to have got resolved with this change in the title.
But producer Ragunath is still not satisfied. He said that the title Leader was registered by him three years ago and he has been renewing it on a regular basis. He argued that a similar sounding title cannot be registered by others. Talking to reporter he said, "If somebody can add a suffix or prefix to an already registered title and get it registered in their name, there is no point of title registration"
Raghunath has now registered a complaint with the KFCC. He is not ready for any compromise regarding the title. He also said that if KFCC does not resolve this issue fairly, he will take legal advice from his lawyers and approach the court for justice.