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Will John Abraham's ROCKY HANDSOME have to drop name Rocky from the title?



March 5, 2016 12:54:56 PM IST
By Rachana Sheth, Glamsham Editorial
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Looks like Bollywood has a certain fascination with the titles of Sylvester Stallone's films, especially the ones with which people identify him. Yes we are talking about RAMBO and ROCKY. These are the two titles which the Hollywood action star Sylvester has been known for ever since.

ROCKY HANDSOME AND R...RAJKUMAR
ROCKY HANDSOME AND R...RAJKUMAR

Few of the Bollywood films have also encashed on these titles. However, when Prabhu Dheva used ‘Rambo' in the title of his film RAMBO RAJKUMAR starring Shahid Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha, he faced trouble in the title. Reportedly the makers of the original RAMBO series, who have copyrighted the word ‘Rambo' thereby making it unavailable for usage by other filmmakers. And Prabhu had to drop the word ‘Rambo' from the title. Thus, it was rechristened as R…RAJKUMAR.
    
Now yet another upcoming Bollywood movie is playing on another title of Sylvester's film. Yes, we are talking about John Abraham starrer ROCKY HANDSOME directed by Nishikanth Kamat. While the film was earlier named as JOHNNY HANDSOME, it was Nishikanth who later made it to ROCKY HANDSOME. So, we wonder if John's ROCKY HANDSOME will also undergo a similar situation like R..RAJKUMAR now.
 
But, on the flipside we also deem it may not face any trouble.  And what makes us say so? Well, John has very smartly given the credit for Sylvester's film ROCKY. At a recent trailer launch event, the actor was quick to say, “I'm happy with the name ROCKY HANDSOME as I'm a fan of Sylvester Stallone, who is known for ROCKY.” Thus, ensuring that his film's title may not have to undergo any change.

Moreover, in the past two of Bollywood films – Sanjay Dutt-Tina Munim starrer ROCKY and Zayed Khan-Isha Sharvani's ROCKY - The Rebel have used the title. But they didn't really seem to face any problem.

All we can do is let's wait and witness!

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