Rohit Shetty's SHAATIR help for Emraan Hashmi
Emraan Hashmi's next was in a title problem. The producer UTV Motion Pictures and director Kunal Deshmukh had zeroed in the title SHAATIR for this thriller. However, when they checked to register this, they realized that SHAATIR belonged to Ashtavinayak. This was a huge cause of concern for the makers. Incidentally, when UTV officials met Rohit Shetty for a casual meeting since the two are working on CHENNAI EXPRESS, this topic somehow came up. Rohit, who has had an exceptional relationship with Ashtavinayak having made the super hit GOLMAAL series with them, agreed to speak to Ashtavinayak and suddenly things fell in place. One call from Rohit ensured that Emraan Hashmi got his title and the makers were thrilled and grateful to Rohit Shetty for helping the situation.
Manish Hariprasad, Creative Producer Disney-UTV confirms, "For the Kunal Deshmukh film starring Emraan Hashmi, UTV wanted the title SHAATIR. But the same title was registered by Ashtavinayak. We mentioned it to Rohit Shetty who we have a great relationship with, and has worked extensively with Ashtavinayak. Rohit was extremely helpful, he immediately spoke to Ashtavinayak and helped us get the title from them."