Actor, Choreographer and now Director Prabhu Deva was in trouble lately over the title of his latest film Action Jackson. Hollywood studio Warner Bros claimed copyright infringement has an 1988 Hollywood film released with the same name and hence the asked Prabhu Deva and his team to change the title as Action Jackson is registered by them for the sub-continent as well.
Prabhu Deva is however in no mood to change the title and said there was reason why his film is called Action Jackson.
"We named the film Action Jackson because our hero Ajay Devgan is known as 'AJ' and we thought it would be a good idea to use the initials and extend it into the title Action Jackson as Ajay is doing both action and dancing in the film."
"It isn't like Rambo Rajkumar where 'Rambo' was a patented name by the Hollywood studio. How can anyone claim copyright over the words 'action' and 'Jackson'? And since the word 'Jackson' is in my title for the dancing, we might have (late pop legend) Michael Jackson's family claiming copyright violation. We can't just keep giving in like this for every title."
"I had never heard of a Hollywood film titled Action Jackson. Didn't it come 25 years ago? So many films are titled Romeo & Juliet. Should Shakespeare's family sue?"