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Last Updated: Friday September 12 2008 18:22 GMT

Bollywood Puttar film is delayed

A poster for Hari Puttar

A Bollywood film that may sound a bit familiar to fans of Harry Potter has had its release delayed in India.

Hari Puttar: The Comedy of Terrors was supposed to hit cinemas in India on Friday, but won't now be shown on the big screen until the end of the month.

The company that makes the Harry Potter films, Warner Bros, doesn't want the film to come out at all.

It says that calling the film Hari Puttar will confuse people, and has used the courts to delay the release.

But the company behind the Bollywood film says their movie has nothing to do with the wizard films about Harry.

Mirchi Movies told the BBC that Hari is a popular Indian name, and Puttar means 'son' in Hindi and Punjabi.

The company added that they have been planning on using the title since 2005.