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Thursday, March 09, 2006
Ekta Kapoor has many reasons to smile. On 7th March, she won her case filed against the producer of Sun Zarra, Salim Akhtar. Kapoor had alleged that the film Sun Zarra was a remake of the Tamil hit Tullamta Mannum Tullam, whose rights were purchased by Balaji Telefilms. Kapoor was to remake the film in Hindi titled Kya Love Story Hai, directed by Satish Kaushik.
Balaji Telefilms tried to prevent the film from releasing. However, Akhtar went ahead and released it. Salim Akhtar refused to showcase the film to Balaji, before its release. Hence, the representatives at Balaji were able to see the film only after its release. Thereafter, it was confirmed that Sun Zarra was indeed a remake of the Tamil film.
When Akhtar met Jeetendra Kapoor over this matter, he asked him to change his film, if he thought it was similar, since Balaji had not yet started the film. However, they didn't want any changes since they had lawfully bought the rights of the Tamil original. Ekta's belief in the legal system has strengthened since this ruling was passed. Kya Love Story Hai will now have a whole new screenplay. It will star Tusshar Kapoor and Ayesha Takia, in lead roles.