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1 Bollywood’s ‘Hari Puttar’ film sparks lawsuit
By RAMOLA TALWAR BADAM, Associated Press Writer
Tue Aug 26, 7:30 AM ET
|MUMBAI, India – Let’s see Hari Puttar get out of this one. Bollywood producers set to release a film called “Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors” are working to fend off a lawsuit filed by Warner Bros. that claims the movie title hews too closely to their mega-famous boy wizard franchise.
While Bollywood films often borrow liberally from Western movies, producers of “Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors” say their movie bears no resemblance to any film in the “Harry Potter” series.
“There is absolutely nothing to link ‘Hari Puttar’ with ‘Harry Potter,'” said Munish Purii, chief executive officer of Mumbai-based producer Mirchi Movies. Hari is a common name in India and “puttar” is Punabji for son, he said.