NDTV Imagine head sees no obstacle to Rakhi's wedding

By Subhash K. Jha

Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Samir Nair, CEO of NDTV Imagine, says that the police complaint filed against item girl Rakhi Sawant and five others linked to the reality show "Rakhi Ka Swayamvar" for infringement of copyright won't affect the live telecast of the wedding Sunday.

"We're telecasting the marriage deferred - live (minutes after actual shooting) and we don't anticipate any trouble. This guy from Jaipur (Gaurav Tiwari) filed a case against us in a district court. They passed an order against him. Then he moved to the high court. His case was dismissed from there," Nair told IANS.

"Now he has filed a criminal case against us. Our legal team is looking into it as we speak. Strange that the case has gone from civil to criminal. This guy runs a portal and claims he owns the word 'swayamvar'. It's like me claiming I own the word Ramayan or Mahabharat. There's shadi-com. So we can't do soap with the word shaadi?"

The show "Rakhi Ka Swayamvar", through which Rakhi decided to find her life partner, is on its last leg now. She will be tying the knot with her chosen groom Sunday in the presence of family, friends as well as officials from the channel.

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