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Last Updated: Wednesday August 27 2008 15:05 GMT

Potter bosses sue Bollywood film

A poster for Hari Puttar

A wizard of a row has broken out over a Bollywood film whose title sounds a bit like Harry Potter.

The makers of Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors are being taken to court by the studio behind the Potter films.

Warner Bros say the film's name is too similar to the blockbusters featuring the boy wizard.

The Indian makers say the Hindi-language film is nothing to do with Harry Potter, but instead about a boy called Hari who's left home alone.

They say the title comes from Hari, which is a common name in India and puttar is Punjabi for a son.

Warner Bros is trying to stop the film from coming out in India, which is supposed to happen on 12 September.