Gautham Menon's Hindi VTV Prem Katha renamed 
Even as we get to hear that the new Ranbir Kapoor starrer is named after a song from a film starring his uncle Randhir Kapoor, the new Prateik starrer is named after a song in a Rishi Kapoor starrer. While Ayan Mukerjee's film with Ranbir is titled Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Gautham Menon's love story with Prateik has just been christened Ek Deewana Tha.

Prateik, who has now dropped the Babbar from his name, is hell-bent on going the solo hero way in a big way. So his next release, a love story that was earlier titled Prem Katha, has been renamed Ek Deewana Tha... to go with Prateik's character.

Apparently, Pratik plans to accept solo hero projects only. His next release My Friend Pinto is not only a solo hero project, it's also titled after Prateik's character.

And now Prateik's next project, Tamil film maker Gautham Menon's remake of his own Tamil hit Vainnaithaandi Varuvaa, is an out-and-out love story featuring Prateik and model-actress Amy Jackson.

Apparently, Prateik was keen that the film's title be pertinent to his character.

Says the source, "The original Tamil film was titled Vainnaithaandi Varuvaa which means, 'Will You Cross The Skies and Come?' Director Menon was thinking of a similar abstract title for the Hindi version. In fact it was to be called Prem Katha in Hindi. But then, it was decided that the film should have a zany title to go with Prateik's character."

Another factor which apparently played a hand in the film's renaming was Salman Khan. After Salman's Ek Tha Tiger it was felt that a title with the hero being extolled in the past tense created a sense of nostalgia and excitement.

"Besides," adds the source, "It's a line that comes from a favourite song of Prateik's... 'Ek Haseena Thi, Ek Deewana Tha'. The first three words of the song had already been used as the title of an Urmila Matondkar thriller. The makers of the Prateik starrer decided to use the second part of the Karz song for him."

Vijay Singh, CEO of Fox-Star, producers of Ek Deewana Tha, has confirmed the title.

Courtesy: Bollywood Hungama


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