Abhyankar was quoted by Mid-day saying, "I think it is the height of arrogance... I was making the film with UTV and we had even signed actors like Naseerbhai, Dharamji, etc. However for some reason it did not go on the floors and we parted ways in 2010. Now, I am making the film with some other producers. The title is registered with me and no one can claim it.”
When Abhyankar told Bhansali about the title, he was assured that it was only a working title and the final one would be different, the Mid-Day report says. According to the report, Bhansali holds the title close to himself apparently because it has his mother's name - Leela.
Mukul Abhyankar said, talking to Mid-Day, "“Someone in his office told me that the title is extremely dear to Bhansali since it includes his mother’s name (Leela). In that case, my mother’s name is Kamal, should I be gifted the Raj Kamal banner?”
As per the report, Sanjay Leela Bhansali has even offered monetary compensation to Abhyankar for the title. However, Abhyankar declined the offer.
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