Despite all the excitement building up for the 3D version of the 1975 classic super hit film ‘Sholay’, there seems to be some more trouble on the horizon for the makers behind the project yet again.
After a long period of brawling with original writers Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar whereby they were not informed about the project at first, it is now director Ramesh Sippy who has decided to take legal action against the makers behind ‘Sholay 3D’. “My logic for taking the matter to court is very simple. No one asked me before converting my film to a new format. No one took me into confidence. There was no attempt to contact me. I read about it in the papers. I had no choice but to go to court,” Bollywood Hungama��reported Sippy stating.
Now the matter has become so, that Sippy want nothing to do with the actual project, stating h could have done this himself of he wanted to, “D was available to me when I madeSholay. When I started work on��Sholay, I had the choice of making it either in 3D or 70mm Stereophonic Sound. I chose the latter format. If I wanted to make��Sholay��in 3D I would have done so.”
No Sippy explains his issue is more about the fact that nobody felt to consult him about the project, though he has nothing against the actual film being taken forward into a 3D version, “My main objection is to not having been consulted or taken into confidence. I mean, copyrights and all that are matters to be dealt with in court. But there is a basic ethic where a director’s work cannot be tampered with, without his knowledge.”
It’s fair to say that it’s no surprise that Sippy has reacted in this way. With such a film like ‘Sholay’ being classified as a classic film, one would think that the maker’s of the 3D version wouldn’t make the same mistake again.