Dec 24, 2008

Is 'Ghajini' banned?

Rumors are abuzz that the Bollywood 'Ghajini' starring Aamir Khan and Asin might be banned to be screened in Tamilnadu. Producer Salem A. Chandrasekaran has appealed in the court to halt Ghajini's release as he has not been compensated for the rights to remake it. He produced 'Ghajini' in Tamil earlier with Surya and Asin. Director AR Murugadoss made the movie which was a super hit in Tamil and Telugu simultaneously. Later, he went to Bollywood and signed up to direct the movie once again in Hindi. But, the producer of Tamil version complained earlier that he holds the copyrights for the script. He lodged a complaint against the movie and the verdict is now out to ban the movie from being screened in theatres in Tamilnadu. This will be a big loss for the filmmakers and for Asin who has pinned high hopes to reach heights with her first Bollywood venture. Moreover, director Murugadoss will face the consequences of being neglected by Tamil producers in the future as he violated the rules. Earlier, the director and producer had a serious dispute over the budget of Surya's 'Ghajini'. The tussle became quite evident when producer Salem Chandrasekaran lodged a complaint with the police and they arrested Murugadoss during writer Sujatha's funeral. Now with this, it could either be a genuine one or the producer might be forcing his agitation on the director by imposing such a hurdle. 'Ghajini' is all set to be released on 24th December before the eve of Christmas. We will have to wait and watch if it makes it to the screens. Watch this space for more updates.

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