Barbara Mori’s Spanish film My Brother’s Wife releases in India this month with the titles A Beautiful Wife in English and Spanish Beauty in Hindi. The title of Mori’s film is similar to Yash Raj Films project and Katrina Kaif-Imran Khan starrer ” Mere Brother Ki Dulhan. Sources reveal that both the projects have similar storylines.
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While My Brother’s Wife has an adulterous theme dealing with the affair of a woman with her husband’s brother, the Yash Raj film is a toned down version of the same. It tells the story of a guy (Imran) falling for his brother’s (Ali Zafar) fiance (Katrina). Mere Brother Ki Dulhan is still in production, while the Barbara film releases in India soon.
An industry insider says, “YRF doesn’t consider Barbara’s film as a threat to their project. They feel its release won’t have any effect on them as the Katrina-Imran film has more of a romantic tone than an adult one. Even though the basic premise is the same, the treatment would be very different.”
Keeping in mind the similarities between the titles – Mere Brother Ki Dulhan and My Brother’s Wife, the distributors have decided to name the Mori film as A Beautiful Wife.
Dhaval Gada of Pen India who is distributing it says, “We heard about the film My Brother’s Dulhan. The title did make us think that the theme of their film maybe similar to our movie, Spanish Beauty.
However, we do not know their script or storyline. Anyway, we have tweaked the original story of Spanish Beauty to suit Indian tastes and the film now reflects the triangular relationship between a husband, wife and the husband’s brother.”
When contacted, the Yash Raj spokesperson denied any similarities between the two films. “It’s not true.There are no similarities between the two stories whatsoever.”