Director Faisal Saif has renamed his film Main Hoon Rajinikanth as Main Hoon Rajini following the southern matinee idol's objection to the use of his name in the title. The filmmaker says he had to take the decision as producer's money was at stake.
Superstar Rajinikanth had filed an interim injunction on the film's title and its content after he felt it might defame him and upset his fan base.
"My producer went to Chennai and showed the film to Rajini sir's team of lawyers and few other guests who found out my film is no way related to the superstar” Saif said in a statement.
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In the past the filmmaker had refused to change the title of his film, but says he had to do it because the producer's money was at stake. The film is coming out Oct 17.
"I had no option but to change it's title to Main Hoon Rajini," he said and added that he didn't want his producers to bear loss and that he "didn't want to hurt Rajini sir since I am one of his craziest fans, I took the decision."
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The film stars Adithya Menon and Kavita Radheshyam.
"I still fail to understand what made the superstar approach the court of law? They could have asked us...and all these losses could have been avoided. Due to the case, my producers faced a huge loss,” said Saif.