'Hari Pattar' Beats Some Wizard Kid in Legal Battle

Bollywood flick OK'd in court
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 23, 2008 1:18 PM CDT
A poster of Bollywood's 'Hari Puttar' film shows Zain Khan, bottom in orange t-shirt, Vijay Raaz, left and an unidentified actor.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – No one is going to confuse Hari Puttar for Harry Potter, an Indian court ruled today, dismissing a Warner Bros. lawsuit against the upcoming Bollywood flick Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors. The court said Potter fans wouldn’t confuse Puttar, a Home Alone-like tale devoid of wizards, with their beloved franchise.

“It’s clearly great to have won this case,” said an executive behind Puttar. “We are hoping for a good release, although the timing of the Warner case distracted us from marketing.”