Shankar's magnum opus Robot produced by Ayngaran International and featuring Rajinikanth and Aiswarya Rai has been forced to change their title to Yantram!
Shah Rukh Khan's home production Red Chillies has registered the title Robot and nine other titles based on it. The titles were registered with the Association of Motion Pictures and TV Programme Producers (AMPTPP) in Mumbai, by King Khan's company.
It seems SRK has a running battle with Shankar and Rajinikanth. Remember Shah Rukh was the original choice of Shankar to do Robot in Hindi, which was supposed to be done by Red Chillies. Later they had a fall out over the script and other issues, which forced Shankar to go for Rajinikanth.
SRK has now taken revenge, and has registered nine titles playing around the title- Robot, Mein Hoon Robot, Mera Robot, Pyara Robot, Robot a Hero, Robot Hoon Mein, Robot My Hero, Robotics, Robott. It also clearly indicates that Red Chillies will be making a film titled Robot.
Completely taken by surprise, Shankar was forced to change the title from Robot to Yantram. The official reason given out is that as per Tamilnadu government rule only films with Tamil titles are eligible for entertainment tax exemption. As if they did not know about it, as the rule was there for the last two years!