In an interview with ETimes, the acclaimed director-producer revealed: “I moved from one of my most complex films, ‘Atrangi Re’ to the simplest story of a brother and sister bond, ‘Raksha Bandhan.’ But there is an interesting story about the time I went to the film association to get both titles. I did not get “Atrangi Re”, but when I asked for the title of “Raksha Bandhan”, I forgot to try a story on the subject, no one had even registered the title. “This is a rare occurrence because it is a common practice in Bollywood to secure catchy movie titles and then spin a story around them.
The story of the acquisition of the rights to the title of ‘Atrangi Re’ is also quite interesting. Rai recalled, “Salman Bai had registered the title with his production company, but he gave it to me on one condition. He told his associates to give the title rights only if I direct the film, otherwise they would not let her go “.
So Aanand L Rai got the title “Atrangi Re” from Salman Khan.
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