John Abraham's 'Hamara Bajaj' to be renamed

Sep 26, 2013, 08:33 IST | Jigar Shah

John Abraham loses case to two-wheeler brand, forced to find alternate title for his film

The plans around John Abraham’s next project, titled Hamara Bajaj had been scooting ahead until a two-wheeler company expressed its objections to using its brand name in the film’s title. The latest in the developments is that the Bombay High Court has given its verdict on the case in the scooter company’s favour, forcing John and the film’s director, Shoojit Sircar to think of an alternate title for their project.

John Abraham

John’s next production revolves around a small-town tour guide, Sanjay Bajaj. However, looks like the moped brand honchos were not amused with the coincidence. It was in March 2013 that Bajaj filed a case against the filmmakers for infringement of Intellectual Property Rights. The court has barred John and his team from using the brand name in the film’s title and also ordered them to remove all references to Bajaj from the film.

A source says, “Bombay High Court passed its order granting permanent injunction against the Bollywood company from using Hamara Bajaj as the film’s title or in any other manner in the proposed film.” John, Shoojit and co-producer Ronnie Lahiri remained unavailable for comment.

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