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Rajinikanth Moves Court Against Main Hoon Rajinikanth Makers
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Superstar Rajinikanth petitioned the Madras High
Court on Wednesday seeking a stay on the release of Hindi film
Main Hoon Rajinikanth
(MHR). The Tamil Superstar said that the film might defame
him and upset his large fan base. In his petition, Rajinikanth said
that he has never endorsed any film or product using his name as it
might mislead his fans.
Justice S Tamilvanan, before whom the case came up for hearing,
issued interim stay on the release of the film with the title and
content. "Rajinikanth's acting, style and distinct personality have
contributed to his mass popularity, which he has attained over the
years through his larger-than-life appearances, signature dialogue
delivery and age-defying stunts in his films," read the
"Rajinikanth's popularity is likely to mislead his fans into
believing that Main Hoon Rajinikanth has been approved by
him. It is to prevent such hysteria and confusion among public, he
has always chosen to stay away from endorsing any film or product," said the petition.
Directed by Faisal Saif, Main Hoon
Rajinikanth features southern actor Adithya
Menon in the lead as a CBI officer-cum-contract killer
Rajinikanth Rao. The film, produced by Varsha Production House,
also features Kavita Radheshyam, Smita Gondkar, Reema Lagoo, Sunil
Pal, Ganesh Yadav and Shakti Kapoor in important roles.
Rajini also contended that a film based on his name or image is
a violation of his privacy and accused the producer of cashing on
his super hero image. The Tamil superstar also said that neither
the film's producer nor director had approached him seeking written
or oral permission to use his name in the film.