Mumbai: In a bid to avoid controversy, the producers of `Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai Dobara` have changed the screen name of leading lady Sonakshi Sinha.
In the Milan Luthria directed `Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara`, Sonakshi essays the role of Yasmeen. She plays Shoaib`s (Akshay Kumar) love interest.
But the producers have changed Sonakshi`s screen name to Jasmeen, a statement issued here said.
The producers learnt that Yasmeen Joseph happens to be yesteryear actress Mandakini`s name in real life and were stunned at the coincidence, the statement said.
Earlier, there were reports that Sonakshi`s character was based on Mandakini`s life but which was denied.
The makers have decided to change Sonakshi`s screen name from Yasmeen to Jasmeen and are re-dubbing the relevant portions in the film, the statement said.
The film produced by Ekta Kapoor also stars Imran Khan and Sonali Bendre. It releases on August 15.