Friday, 24 April 2009
Saifeena Bluffed Movie to be called Jehad
Rensil D'Silva and Karan Johar are in a predicament – their movie is fast approaching completion and they still haven’t found a name! But the lead pair in the movie, Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan, have been referring to the movie as Jehad to all who will listen.
It’s not a title Rensil really approves of for his directorial debut movie because he believes that in the current climate, the movie can be easily misconstrued for something that it’s not. Since Jehad means holy war, Rensil is wary about sending out wrong messages. Karan, on the other hand, confesses that he doesn’t know why Kareena and Saif are using a title they don’t have the rights to. The producer hasn’t even been able to consult with friends about an appropriate title because that would mean giving away the plot of the closely guarded movie. And there there’s Bebo and Saif who have started a campaign to get the movie to be named Jehad.
In this melee, the movie is still nameless, and people have taken to referring to it as the ‘untitled one’. After the trouble Karan went to to acquire the rights to use ‘Khan’ from Keshu Ramsay, only to use My Name is Khan instead, we can only hope the producer-director duo are more cautious this time.