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SRK's Don 2 in legal tussle

His film Ra.One has just released, but Shahrukh Khan is already super busy with his next bonanza Don 2. The film, which is a sequel to the remake of the hit film Don, has apparently run into troubled waters. The reason? Well, though the film is all set for a Christmas release, Nariman Films, the producers of the original Amitabh Bachchan film, Don, have issued a legal notice to Excel Entertainment.

Nariman Films has issued a legal notice for copyright infringement to Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani's Excel Entertainment claiming that they were only given permission to remake the original film Don, and that there were no rights given to make a sequel to the film. Apparently, the makers of Don 2 had taken the rights to remake the original film. However, post the expiry of the said agreement in 2009, they never sought renewal or extension of the same, but instead, went ahead with the sequel of the film Don - The Chase Begins Again.

Further, it is said that though the legal notice has been issued based on copyright infringement, the second bone of contention is that the title Don 2 has been registered under Nariman Films in 2005, while on the other hand, Excel is said to have gone ahead without the proper paper work or even acquiring the title from the owners.

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