Actress-producer Lakshmi Manchu is quite excited about her next movie Gundello Godari starring Tapsee in the lead. But what disappoints her the most is that the producers of Puduvai Managaram have used stills of Tapsee for its promotion. The producer has decided to take legal action against them.
Doubles starring Mammootty, Nadia Moidu, Taapsee Pannu in leads, is hit Malayalam movie, which is being dubbed and released in Tamil as Puduvai Managaram. The makers of the movie have reportedly used Tapsee's stills from Gundello Godari for its publicity in Tamil Nadu. Now, Lakshmi Manchu has sent a notice to the Producers' Council in Chennai and is awaiting their response.
Talking about the issue, Lakshmi Manchu says that her production team has worked hard for months to get Taapsee's look right in my period film Gundello Godari. But the makers of Puduvai Managaram have just lifted the pictures off the Internet without seeking her prior permission. The actress-cum-producer adds that it is an infringement of the copyright law.
According to Lakshmi Manchu, Tapsee's stills from Gundello Godari were released three months ago and using them has allegedly hurt her. "I've sent a notice to the Producers' Council in Chennai and I'm waiting for them to take action. Failing which, I will take up the issue myself," TOI quotes her as saying.
However, Bala, the producer of Puduvai Managaram, admits the mistake, but he defended it by saying that it has happened in his absence and now, he has got removed all the posters. Now, he wants the issue to be amicably sorted out. He says that he has already sent a letter to Lakshmi saying that one of his assistants has used the stills from Internet. He adds, "Since I was unwell, I couldn't personally oversee the promotion materials."