Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was seen in and as ‘FAN’ this year. The film won critical acclaim and his fans loved the performance. However, it has now come to light that a Delhi-based sweet shop has slapped a legal notice to the producers and SRK for allegedly using its brand name without prior permission.
According to Indian Express.com, SRK is seen carrying a box of sweets in the movie while he visits Mumbai to meet the superstar Aryan Khanna. The name flashed on the sweet-box is that of ‘Ghantewala’ brand. Now, the sweet-shop owner Sushant Jain, has sent a legal notice to Yash Raj Films, Aditya Chopra, director Maneesh Sharma, writers Habib Faisal and Sharat Katariya, and Shah Rukh Khan, reportedly.
The owner wants the makers of the movie to remove the dialogues and scenes that “infringe the trademark” of the shop, the report states. The Indian Express report quotes the statement made in the notice as, “Our client is perhaps a one-of-a-kind business that has, over the past more than 225 years of its existence, witnessed history unfold before itself and has been instrumental in its own way in shaping it”.
Also, the notice states that the makers used their brand’s name ‘Ghantewala sweets’, without seeking the consent, permission and/or license of our client amounts to infringement of trademark.