Rowdy Rathore may have got a rousing welcome at the box office but, for producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the gold rush has been tempered with a copyright dispute. He has been forced to dish out a whopping Rs 50 lakh in an out-of-court settlement with Hyderabad based music label Aditya Music, that claims it owns the rights to the hit song from the film, Chin Ta Ta featuring Kareena Kapoor.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali reportedly bought the rights of the original Telugu film ,Vikramarkudu, to be remade in Hindi but did not realise that the rights of the song belonged to the music company. The number was recreated for Rowdy Rathore by music composer duo Sajid-Wajid. Mr Bhansali opted for an out-of-court settlement because he wanted to steer clear of any legal hassles.
The movie stars Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha, and has been directed by Prabhu Deva. It opened to full houses last Friday.