Pooja Bhatt upset over use of ‘Holiday’ title for Akshay Kumar film

This is not the first time that Pooja and Akshay have clashed over a film's title.

Written by Goyal Divya , Edited by Sarika Sharma | New Delhi | Updated: February 13, 2014 12:55 pm
Akshay Pooja This is not the first time that Pooja and Akshay have clashed over a film’s title.

Actress-turned-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt is upset with actor Akshay Kumar for having used the title ‘Holiday – A Soldier Is Never Off duty’ for his upcoming movie since she had also made a movie with the same name in 2006.

This is not the first time that Pooja and Akshay have clashed over a film’s title. Earlier too in 2010, Pooja Bhatt had claimed that Anees Bazmee used the title ‘Thank You’ for his Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor, film, despite the fact that she had already registered the title for the remake of her father’s hit film ‘Arth’.

Pooja Bhatt tweeted: “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’!”

Watch trailer: Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha in ‘Holiday’

Pooja Bhatt has been enraged ever since the release of Vipul Shah’s ‘Holiday’ film trailer on Wednesday (February 12).

Pooja Bhatt explained that she categorically refused Vipul Shah from using ‘Holiday’ as his film’s title. “Vipul Shah approached me for HOLIDAY & I refused. He approached Guild-Rejected. Next stop? IMPPA where he registered HOLIDAY with a tag line.”

An enraged Pooja Bhatt says, “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?” I am fighting a lone battle still with regards to THANK YOU. The HOLIDAY issue proves nothing has changed,the rot remains & might is right!”

‘Holiday – A Soldier Is Never Off Duty’ is an action thriller film written and directed by A.R. Murugadoss, the man behind superhit ‘Ghajini’ that had Aamir Khan in the lead.

Besides Akshay Kumar, ‘Holiday’ stars Sonakshi Sinha in the lead role. The film also has Govinda in a short yet important role. The film is the remake of Tamil blockbuster ‘Thuppakki’ and is slated to release on June 6 and is likely to clash with Ajay Devgn’s ‘Action Jackson’.\

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First Published on: February 13, 2014 11:58 am
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    sameer
    Feb 14, 2014 at 7:57 pm
    I am the biggest fan of Superstar Akshay Kumar and I feel he should step in and sort out the matter on a personal level with Pooja Bhatt. Akshay Kumar first got appreciation for his acting skills in the Mahesh Bhatt directed film Aangaarey-1998 and then with Mahesh Bhatt production Sanghursh-1999 which everyone including him, feels is one of his best performances. So I think it is his duty to settle things in a very amicable way. Maybe he should make an offer to Pooja Bhatt to produce her next film in exchange for the le of Holiday.
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      sameer
      Feb 14, 2014 at 7:57 pm
      I am the biggest fan of Superstar Akshay Kumar and I feel he should step in and sort out the matter on a personal level with Pooja Bhatt. Akshay Kumar first got appreciation for his acting skills in the Mahesh Bhatt directed film Aangaarey-1998 and then with Mahesh Bhatt production Sanghursh-1999 which everyone including him, feels is one of his best performances. So I think it is his duty to settle things in a very amicable way. Maybe he should make an offer to Pooja Bhatt to produce her next film in exchange for the le of Holiday.
      Reply