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Word Karaara, is only copyrighted to Prakash Jha

Posted By: Kalyani Prasad Keshri
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Considering the word"s surging popularity Prakash Jha has registered the title Karaara for one of his future projects. Besides giving Bollywood its first bonafide political hit Raajneeti has also added a new aggressive adjective to the normal filmy vocabulary. So powerful and all-pervasive is the impact of the word 'Karaara"(powerful) that it"s now being used liberally at celebrity events and reality shows. Prakash Jha who co-wrote the dialogues of Raajneeti(with Anjum Rajabali) was shocked to hear judges on reality- television using the word.

“I was quite taken back when after a contestant"s performance a celebrity judge turned around to call it a 'karaara performance". Good that we"ve added a weighty word to filmy dialogues." Not so good is the clamour to register film titles with the word 'Karaara" in it. Jha was alarmed when his office started getting calls from several production houses asking if the word Karaara was copyrighted by Prakash Jha as a film title.

Says Jha, “It was only then that I realized I had give a potential title for the title-starved industry. Though I don"t intend to name any of my new film Karaara I"ve registered it for future reference in various combinations and permutations including of course Manoj Bajpai"s rabble-rousing “Karaara Jawaab Milehga"."

Jha will part with the precious word on only one condition. “If Karan Johar asks me for it I"ll give to him. I know he"s strapped for Hindi titles." In the meanwhile Manoj Bajpai who uttered the word on screen suddenly has catchphrase to combat the other popular Bihari Babu Shatrughan Sinha"s Khamosh!. Manoj is being requested at every public event to say the line “Karaara Jawaab Milega."

Says Bajpai, “I remember after Satya I was asked to say 'Bombay Ka King Kaun? Now it"s 'Karaara Jawaab Milega" Not bad." Manoj has been asked by at least two filmmakers to use it in his forthcoming films . But he refuses to do so. “I said the catch phrase in Raajneeti. But they were written by Prakash Jha and Anjum Rajabali. I"ve no rights over them

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