Harry Potter to be banned in India

Funny story written by IN SEINE

Sunday, 31 August 2008

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The real Harry Potter looks nothing like a Genie, nor can he play golf!

Controversy has erupted in India as it has produced its own version of the J.K. Rowling character, Harry Potter in Hindi.

The makers of Bollywood's Hari Putter - A Comedy Of Terrors have defended the film, saying it has nothing in common with Harry Potter apart from the initial letters 'HP'. Since when has it been a crime to use the same initial letters? Warner Brothers are trying to sue the Mumbai-based producers Mirchi Movies, over the film title. The studio believes the name is too similar to that of the young wizard.

However, Munish Purii, of Mirchi Movies, told In Seine News:

"It is ridiculous to think that - if that is the case then why don't Hewlett Packard or the makers of HP Sauce take legal action against Warner Brothers for copying theirs. They're such silly people!"

"What is more, our film bears no resemblance to the Hollywood film Harry Potter and it is a completely different story that involves a young apprentice who graduates from Genie College to compete in the National Golfing Tournament."

Hari Puttar, directed by Rajesh Bajaj and Lucky Kohli, is due to hit Indian movie screens on 12 September 2008

The funny story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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