Advocate Paul Heyman sends legal notice to Ranveer Singh for using WWE star Brock Lesnar's catchphrase
The actor tweaked Lesnar's catchphrase and used it for cricketer Hardik Pandya.
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During the latest India-Pakistan cricket match that took place on Sunday, Ranveer managed to steal the limelight with his high voltage energy in the commentary box and later with his Instagram posts where he shared pictures with some of the popular cricket legends and current team members.
From posing for a selfie with Sachin Tendulkar to some candid pictures with Shikhar Dhawan, Ranveer posted it all on his Instagram feed. However, one of these updates caught the attention of Heyman.
In a post where the actor can be seen sharing a selfie with Hardik Pandya, the caption read, "Eat, Sleep, Dominate, Repeat". He also shared the photo on Twitter.
Eat. Sleep. Dominate. Repeat. The name is Hardik. Hardik Pandya. ✌✊ @hardikpandya7 ma boi #unstoppable https://t.co/B5oRzedTg3— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) 1560805012000
Reacting to the caption, Lesnar's advocate retweeted the picture and wrote, "@RanveerOfficial ARE YOU F'N KIDDING ME???????????"
However, the twist in the story is that Ranveer did not exactly use Heyman catchphrase. In fact, the advocate himself pointed out in the same tweet that his catchline is "It's Eat Sleep CONQUER Repeat", which he has the copyright for.
. @RanveerOfficial ARE YOU F'N KIDDING ME??????????? 1 - It's Eat Sleep CONQUER Repeat 2 - Copyright… https://t.co/7rv69C5uG7— Paul Heyman (@HeymanHustle) 1560915625000
While many view the reply as a mere warning, it turns out that Heyman has taken things one step further as he has served a legal notice to the actor for using the catchphrase which was popularised by Lesnar inside the wrestling ring.
#YourHumbleAdvocate @HeymanHustle calls out @RanveerOfficial for using his catchphrase. @BrockLesnar https://t.co/elgNKYf8N7— WWE (@WWEIndia) 1560955782000
In his latest tweet, tagging a report by a publication that said that the advocate "warned" the actor, Heyman clarified that it wasn't just a warning and that he has actually sent a legal notice to the advocate.
"I didn't warn. I served noticed. And while I applaud @TheStatesmanLtd for their coverage of #YourHumbleAdvocate and @BrockLesnar, I must stress that I am not a manager (what an outdated, antiquated term). I am an #Advocate. And I'm the best #Advocate in history," he tweeted.
I didn't warn. I served noticed. And while I applaud @TheStatesmanLtd for their coverage of #YourHumbleAdvocate and… https://t.co/uztDF3tWpH— Paul Heyman (@HeymanHustle) 1560978072000
While the celebrity advocate has been constantly tweeting about the incident, the Bollywood actor is yet to give an official statement.