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HindustanTimes Mon,22 Sep 2014

Shoojit Sircar plays the name game

Dibyojyoti Baksi , Hindustan Times  New Delhi, October 31, 2013
First Published: 17:23 IST(31/10/2013) | Last Updated: 17:32 IST(31/10/2013)

Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar had to change the name of his upcoming film from Hamara Bajaj, as the automobile company made an objection. But now, the filmmaker is using another company’s name in the title of his recently announced film. When asked if he’s worried about a similar situation, Shoojit says he hopes it goes off without a hitch.

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“Our film is called Running Shaadi.com. It has nothing to do it with (the matrimonial website) Shaadi.com,” says Shoojit. “I don’t think it should be a problem because it’s a completely different thing.” He goes on to claim that Hamara Bajaj, the title that he had to eventually change, was never the final one. “It was a working title and wasn’t the one we were going to use anyway,” he says.

Shoojit’s latest film, which he is producing under his own banner, has newcomers Amit Sadh and Taapsee Pannu in the lead roles. “The film will be set in Punjab. It’s a light-hearted slice-of-life film, a simple love story,” he says adding, “My friend Ronnie Lahiri and I are producing the film in association with Vikram Malhotra.” The film will mark the directorial debut of cinematographer Amit Roy, who has shot films such as Sarkar (2005) with Ram Gopal Varma.

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