Murphy is the name of the character played by Ranbir Kapoor in the movie Barfi! Now the makers never thought that this should be the point of a controversy but it has emerged as one. The Murphy Radio company, a British Origin has sent out a legal notice to the makers for using the company name and logo without consent. The legal notice asks for a private screening to the representatives to ensure that the Murphy Radio is not shown in bad lights.
If you had noticed the title song, 'Ala Barfi' there is clear mention of Murphy Radio and how it is connected to the character. As per the notice, the movie is taking the credit of Murphy Radio's acceptance to promote the movie. The company also wants the producers to mute the 'Murphy' word in the song as well.
Responding to the issue, Siddharth Roy Kapoor, the producer of the movie mentioned that the 'Murphy Radio Company' has been shown in the positive light, "It is true we have received a notice from them. We are quite clear that we have done nothing wrong," Mr Kapur, managing director Disney UTV, told IANS.
"The brand has been presented in a very positive light and we will be responding to the notice," he added.
Kapur was in Gurgaon along with Barfi! starcast Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Ileana D'Cruz to promote the film, which releases on Friday.
The movie revolves around the characters of Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Illeana D'Cruz, the story is still wrapped around but definitely sounds like a triangle. The movie is getting released tomorrow and there is already great expectations for the movie, but we still wonder how the legal hurdle for the movie will be tackled.
We will wait n see how things proceed.