Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor might sue Tamil star Suriya. According to reports, Kapoor could resort to legal action since the logo and look of Suriya's upcoming movie "24" is similar to that of popular American TV series" 24", for which Kapoor had bought the remake rights from the international entertainment company 20th Century Fox International TV, few years ago.
Sources say that Kapoor had warned Suriya about the issue but no action was taken by the actor or makers of the movie.
Kapoor also reportedly contacted 20th Century Fox International TV asking them to file and case on copyright infringement and passing off.
"As we are from the same fraternity, I spoke to Surya, before I take (any) strict legal action — as in send the notice. He said he would speak to his team and get back to me. What got me to take this step was the way the title of his film '24' looked and the logo which is very similar to our TV series, which has done one very successful season on Colors. It is something I thought I should protect as much as I can," Anil Kapoor told The Economic Times.
Anil Kapoor holds the copyright for the TV show "24" for India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal. The actor had also aired the first season of "24" in Hindi which was telecast on TV channel Colors.
Meanwhile, Suriya has begun shooting for "24" on 9 April in Mumbai. The movie, directed by Vikram Kumar, has Samantha Ruth Prabhu in the lead.
Oscar Winner AR Rahman is the music composer of the flick, which is touted to be a Tamil-Telugu bilingual and an action adventure, with all the commercial elements.