Colors has been forced to change the name of its upcoming weekend show ‘Dev Anand’ to just ‘Dev’ after getting in legal bother with the legendary actor’s family.
A source told Times Of India, “We received a notice from Dev Anand’s family, which was forwarded to the channel. They must have discussed the matter, following which the show got a new title. We didn’t realize that it would pose such a huge problem.”
Leading actor Ashish Chowdhry told the publication, “It is news to me, too. From what I know, Mr Dev Anand’s family had an issue with his name in the title. To each their own. In my personal view, it’s a tribute to a legendary actor. The name resonates with one and all and that says it all. But I understand the family’s reservations, too. I had changed my handle on a micro-blogging site to my character’s name — Dev Anand Burman. Guess it’s time to change that as well.”
The show was expected to launch this weekend but has been pushed back by a week to Saturday 5th August at 22:00.