Actor Ranveer Singh on Thursday gets a legal notice over his usage of a war-cry made popular by WWE star Brock Lesnar, the wrestlerâ€™s advocate Paul Heyman has claimed. The actor, who attended the cricket World Cup match between India and Pakistan in Manchester on Sunday, had given the catch-phrase, â€œEat, Sleep, Conquer, Repeatâ€, a spin while captioning his photo with cricketer Hardik Pandya.
â€œEat. Sleep. Dominate. Repeat. The name is Hardik. Hardik Pandya. @hardikpandya7 ma boi #unstoppable,â€ Ranveer had tweeted. Responding to the post, Heyman threatened to sue him for copyright infringement.
â€œ@RanveerOfficial ARE YOU Fâ€™N KIDDING ME??????????? 1 - Itâ€™s Eat Sleep CONQUER Repeat 2 - Copyright #YourHumbleAdvocate and @BrockLesnarÂ 3 - I am litigious 4 - EAT SLEEP DEPOSITION REPEAT,â€ he wrote.
In another tweet, Heyman tagged a report that referred to him as Lesnarâ€™s manager and clarified that he is the advocate for the wrestler.
â€œI didnâ€™t warn. I served noticed. And while I applaud for their coverage of #YourHumbleAdvocate and @BrockLesnar, I must stress that I am not a manager (what an outdated, antiquated term).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 Iâ€™m the best #Advocate in history,â€ he wrote.
Ranveer, who is currently preparing for the shoot of Kabir Khanâ€™s â€œâ€™83â€, is yet to comment on the matter.
Heyman had previously taken issues with the official Twitter handle of the Cricket World Cup for using the catch-phrase in a tweet praising Indian wicketkeeper MS Dhoni.
â€œMy most (in)sincere compliments to @cricketworldcup for promoting the amazing @msdhoni by paraphrasing my mantra for @WWE #UniversalChampion @BrockLesnar #EatSleepConquerRepeat. Our royalties may be paid in cash, check, stock or cryptocurrency,â€ he had posted on Twitter.
â€” Singh Brothers (@SinghBrosWWE) June 19, 2019
Currently, Ranveer Singh is all geared up for his upcoming biopic on Kapil Devâ€™s historic cricket World Cup victory in the year 1983. (With inputs from PTI)