Akarsh Kolaprath a Florida-based travel agent filed a suit against IIFA organisers Wizcraft for seven million US dollars. Kolaprath claims three years ago, Wizcraft struck a deal with him to make all arrangements for IIFA which starts from April 24 to 27. He has spent almost $ 2,65,000 till date on hotel bookingsand other arrangements. Wizcraft has now abruptly ended his services and are making their own arrangements leaving him in midway.
Kolaprath said, "This has affected us very badly; we have been working on the whole thing. I was the one who introduced them (Wizcraft) to the sponsors. But suddenly after we had done all the arrangements, we got to know that they were dealing directly with the sponsors and wanted me out of the picture. Their intention is not right."
He has now asked for a stay on the event till this issue is cleared. "They have been trying to reach some kind of settlement but I will go ahead with my case," Kolaprath said.
Sabbas Joseph, director of Wizcraft and IIFA, sent a statement on behalf of his company. The statement read, "The claims made by Akarsh/&7M tours are false and frivolous. It is a concocted story lacking any substance. Since the matter is sub judice, we shall respond to these claims appropriately before the court."