Hari Puttar in the clear


A New Delhi court on September 22 dismissed a petition by Hollywood studio Warner Bros against the makers of Bollywood film Hari Puttar over its title, a lawyer for the Indian producers said.

Warner Bros, which owns the rights to the Harry Potter movies, took the producers to court over the film’s title, saying it sounded too similar to the name of their young wizard hero.

“The case has been dismissed. The court said that Warner Bros had known the title of the film since 2005,” lawyer Pratibha Singh told AFP.

The film was due to open earlier this month, but will now hit cinemas on September 26. — HNS