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Suit against Kamal Haasan’s Vishwaroopam 2

Published : Aug 5, 2018, 12:18 am IST
Updated : Aug 5, 2018, 12:18 am IST

Kamal Haasan is heavily indebted to various creditors, to meet the expenses of his forthcoming film.

Kamal Haasan
 Kamal Haasan

The Madras High Court has ordered actor Kamal Haasan and his production house Rajkamal Films International to file a reply by Monday in connection to a suit seeking to stall the release of his Vishwaroopam 2 that’s slated to release on August 10.

The petitioner Pyramid Saimira Productions International has alleged that Rs 5.44 crore was paid to Haasan's production house for producing a film titled Marmayogi in Tamil and Hindi. According to them, a memorandum of understanding was signed with Rajkamal Films in 2008 to produce the film at an estimated budget of Rs 100 crore.

An amount of Rs 10.90 crore was paid to Rajkamal Films in two installments towards the remuneration of Haasan for  acting, directing and writing the story, screenplay and also the dialogue of the film. The petitioner alleged that Haasan never showed interest in commencing the production of the film even after the payment and instead tried to release another film, Unnaipol Oruvan, by diverting the money that was paid to him. However, the petitioner stalled it by filing a recovery suit. “On inquiries, we are given to understand that Kamal Haasan is heavily indebted to various creditors, having borrowed huge amounts from various persons to meet the production expenses of his forthcoming film, Vishwaroopam 2. Since he is not able to repay any of the creditors, he is planning to release the film through Aascar Films so as to defeat, delay and defraud his creditors, including us.” the petition claimed.

As an interim relief, the petitioner wanted the court to pass an injunction, restraining Haasan from releasing the film, pending disposal of the suit.

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