These 20 Bollywood Movies Were Forced To Change Their ‘Original’ Titles


Making a film is a difficult process but naming a film is a more difficult problem and after the release of Padmaavat and all the controversy surrounding it’s name has prove this point. But it’s not the first time that any film-maker has changed the title of it’s movie, it has happened many times before.

Here, we bring you a list of all those movies that changed the title of their movies before it’s release. Have a look:

1. Before- Padmavati. After – Padmaavat. :

Who doesn’t know this one? The controversies of this movie has left the whole country in shock. The movie was titled Padmavati before but due to heavy protest from Karni Sena the movie is now titled Padmaavat.

2. Before – Jai Ram Ji Ki. After – Bullet Raja :

This Saif Ali Khan starrer was titled Jai Ram Ji Ki before but to avoid any controversy they changed the title to Bullet Raja.

3. Before – Short Term Shaadi. After- Ek Main Aur Ek Tu:

Ek Main Aur Ek Tu, starring Kareena Kapoor and Imran Khan was titled “Short term shaadi” but due to some reasons they changed the title to Ek Main aur Ek Tu.

4. Before – Finding Fanny Fernandes. After – Finding Fanny.:

Finding Fanny was titled Finding Fanny Fernandes but in order to connect with the audience they changed it to Finding Fanny.

5. Before- Tum Hi Ho. After- Humari Adhuri Kahani:

This romantic movie, starring Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi was titled Tum Hi Ho but they changed it to Humari Adhuri Kahani.

6. Before Yeh Kahan Aagae hum. After- Jab Tak Hai Jaan.

The last directorial movie of Yash Chopra was titled Yeh Kahan Aagae Hum but they eventually changed it to Jab Tak Hai Jaan.

7. Before- The Ring. After- Jab Harry Met Sejal.

Jab Harry Met Sejal, starring Anushka was titled The Ring but they though Jab Harry Met Sejal will suit the movie more.

8. Before- Punjab Express. After- Jab We Met:

The film was earlier called Punjab Express and Ishq Via Bhatinda before the makers changed it to Jab We Met. This movie made Imtiaz Ali as one of the most talented directors of Bollywood.

9. Before- Elastic. After- Love Aaj Kal. :

Love aaj Kal was titled Elastic but in order to connect well with the audience, Imtiaz Ali changed it to Love Aaj Kal.

10. Before- Zaffna. After- Madras Cafe.:

Madras Cafe was based on the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, former Indian Prime Minister. It was titled Zaffna. However, the makers had to change it’s name as Madras Cafe due to some pressure from Sri Lanka.

11. Before- Once Upon A In Mumbai 2. After- Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Doobara. :

Before it’s release the movie was title Once upon a time in Mumbai 2, but as it was not a sequel to the first movie and to ignore any confusion, the makers changed it’s name to Once upon a time in Mumbai Doobara.

12. Before- Rambo Rajkumar. After: R..Rajkumar:

R.Rajkumar was titled Rambo Rajkumar before it’s release but the makers of Hollywood movie Rambo were against the title. Thus, the makers had to change the title to R..Rajkumar.

13. Before- Billu Barber. After- Billu:

Billu was produced by Shah Rukh Khan. It starred Lara Dutt and Irfaan Khan. The barber community did not liked the title of the movie. Thus, forcing the makers to change the title of the movie to Billu.

14. Before- Ye Kahan Aa Gaye Hum. After- Veer Zara. :

The title of this Yash Raj directorial was also titled Ye Kahan aa gaye hum but it was later changed to Veer Zara.

15. Before- Khan. After-My name is Khan. :

My name is khan is hands-down the most powerful movie of Karan Johar’s career. The movie was initially titled Khan but in order to give a strong message to audience, Karan changed the title to My name is khan and undoubtedly it is one of the most important movie of Karan Johar’s career.

16. Before- Saali Kuttiya. After- Katti Batti.:

Yes, the movie was titled Saali Kuttiya but to get clearance from the censor board they changed it to Katti Batti.

17.Before -Running with the bulls.  After- Zindagi Milegi Naa Doobara :

This multi-starrer movie directed by Zoya Akhtar was titled Running with the bulls but it was later changed to Zindagi Milegi Na Doobara.

18. Before- Mental. After: Jai Ho :

The Salman Khan starer movie was titled Mental but it was later changed to Jai Ho as according to makers it had negative connotations.

19. Before- Kismet Talkies. After: Luck By Chance:

Farhan Akhtar starer was called Kismet Talkies but was later changed to Luck by chance.

20. Before: Aman Ki Asha. After: Total Siyappa. :

The movie was titled Aman Ki Asha to give a strong message to the audience from both the countries but there is an Indian media giant who forced them to change the title to Total Siyappa.