Bhansali's battle for 'Ram Leela' title

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Ram Leela' has come under the scanner quite literally. This time the makers of the film are accused of stealing the title of his upcoming movie 'Ram Leela'. A legal notice has been slapped against them. Filmmaker Mukul Abhyankar claims that the title belongs to him. Mukul claims he had earlier confronted SLB about the title, but was assured that it was only a working title. He also claims that innumerable reminders have gone unheard by Sanjay's team. The buzz is that SLB's team even offered him financial compensation, but Abhayankar refused to accept the same. A furious Abhyankar says, "I think it is the height of arrogance. I have been hounded by calls from the morning after he released the first look." According to Mukul, actors like Naseeruddin Shah and Dharmendra were signed on for the film with UTV, but for certain reasons it failed to take off and they parted ways in 2010. However, he added that he is making the film with other producers and the title is registered with him so no one can claim it.

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