Wednesday, 25 July 2012

A real-life spy’s relative has objections to the film

Ek Tha Tiger
Ek Tha Tiger
Salman Khan’s ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, releasing on Eid all over the world is one of the most awaited films of the year. It is also perhaps Salman’s most controversial films with several objections to the movie coming from different quarters.

Now, just a month before the movie releases, trouble has reared its head for Yash Raj Films in the form of a legal notice. A leading newspaper reports that the notice has been sent by Vikram Vashishtha, who's the nephew of real life spy (late) Ravindra Kaushik, asking the makers for a special screening of the film. The copies of the legal notice have also been sent to Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and the Film & TV Producers Guild and Film Federation of India.

Vashishtha has claimed that his uncle (late) Ravindra Kaushik, was with working with RAW (Research Analysis Wing), and had participated in a national level dramatic meet held in Lucknow, where a few intelligence officers saw his performance and were greatly impressed by it. The officials then allegedly contacted Kaushik, who was later sent on a secret intelligence mission.

But what has that got to do with ‘Ek Tha Tiger’? Vashishtha has alleged that the promos of the film bear a striking resemblance to his uncle's experiences and hence his family has sought legal assistance to either have a look at the original script or see the film before it releases nationwide.

Is it just another case of seeking publicity or a genuine concern? We are sure that this is the last thing that Salman and Co. would want before a film’s release!

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