Believe it or not, this incident has its origins in India vs Pakistan World Cup cricket match that was held in Manchester on Sunday that had Ranveer Singh in presence and Hardik Pandya was also a part of the incident. Brock Lesnar’s advocate Paul Heyman has sent a notice to Ranveer Singh for apparently using his copyrighted catchphrase ‘Eat, Sleep, Conquer, Repeat’. Many B-town citizens like Saif Ali Khan and Ranveer Singh were there to cheer our Indian Team on the ground while they were playing Pakistan in their World Cup Match.
Ranveer, as usual, managed to steal the limelight with his high voltage energy in the commentary box and later with his Instagram posts where he shared selfies with some of the popular cricket legends and current team members. From a selfie that he shared with Sachin Tendulkar to some candid pictures with Shikhar Dhawan, Ranveer posted it all on his Instagram feed. But, one thing he was not expecting at all, and that being a celebrity, his every move is being closely watched. And as soon as he forgot this reality of his life, in the way of time. One of these Instagram updates of his caught the attention of Heyman.
Here’s the situation in detail.
In a post where Ranveer can be seen sharing a selfie with Hardik Pandya, the caption read, “Eat, Sleep, Dominate, Repeat”. He also shared the same selfie on his Twitter. Reacting to the captioned words, 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’s copyrighted catchphrase, he used a twisted version of the same. In fact, the advocate himself pointed out in the same tweet that his catchline is “It’s Eat Sleep CONQUER Repeat”, which he owns the global copyright for.
Whilst many social media citizens took this reply as a mere warning, Heyman didn’t think so and took things a step further as he has served a legal notice to Ranveer for using the catchphrase which was made popular by Lesnar inside the wrestling ring.
In his latest tweet, attaching a report by a publication that said that the advocate “warned” Ranveer, 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for their coverage of #YourHumbleAdvocate and @BrockLesnar, I must stress that I am not a manager (what an outdated, antiquated term).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.
Whilst the celebrity advocate has been constantly tweeting about the incident, an official statement from Ranveer is still awaited.