Days before its release new director Amit Roy’s Runningshaadi.com has had to change its title. The film is no longer called Runningshaadi.com. Says its co-producer Shoojit Sircar, “There is no change in the title as such. We just have to drop the “.com”. Now the film is called Runningshaadi.” The pressure came just days before the film’s release with a popular matrimonial website apparently claiming copyright infringement over the title. Says a source close to the project, “Co-producers Shoojit Sircar and Vikram Malhotra would’ve fought it out. But there was no time. They didn’t want to delay the release.” The film’s technical team burnt the midnight oil over the weekend to remove all references to ‘.com’ from the publicity material. According to sources close to Vikram Malhotra’s and Shoojit Sircar’s production houses, the film’s release on Friday remains unaffected.
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In what could be seen as another setback in the renewed release of Indian films in Pakistan post the lifting of the ban, Subhash Kapoor’s judicial satire-drama Jolly LLB 2 has been banned by the Examining Committee of the Pakistan Censor Board, reportedly because the film touches down on the sensitive Kashmir issue. Says a source in the know, “In Jolly LLB 2 Akshay Kumar plays a lawyer who treats his profession casually until he comes across the case of an innocent man who is killed and declared a Kashmiri militant while the real Kashmiri militant goes into hiding in Uttar Pradesh. Bringing up the Kashmiri issue has not gone down well with the Pakistani censor board. They’ve banned the film, as they intend to ban all Indian films that bring up the Kashmir issue.” It is important to mention here that earlier this week Rahul Dholakia’s Raees was also banned by the Pakistan censor board apparently for being “anti-Muslim.” However all is not lost with the Jolly LLB 2’s release in P