Now, producer Praveen is latest victim of Ajay Rao. It is said that Praveen had signed him by fixing salary of Rs 14 lakh to act in his movie Manasina Maatu immediately after the success of Taj Mahal. Despite taking an advance amount, he decided to do two more films like Prem Kahani and Jaaji Mallige. So the producer approached the Kannada Film Producers' Association (KFPA) and Rockline managed to convince him. to act in his film first.
Later, Ajay had requested Praveen to cut his remuneration by half in order to let him do the two films first. The producer agreed to do so. Both Jaaji Mallige and Prem Kahani failed at the box office. Praveen paid Rs 4 lakh installment and started shooting of Manasina Maatu.
After completing the shooting Manasina Maatu, the producer was left empty handed and requested Ajay to complete the dubbing and receive the remaining remuneration later. When he refused, Praveen once again requested the KFPA mediated them. Ajay accepted to complete it by taking Rs. one lakh.
But the actor denied to accept the money as he came out of KFPA and filed a complaint against the producer at the Karnataka Film Artistes' Association. The matter finally came back to the producers where Ajay was severely chastised. He took the payment and completed dubbing for the film.
If Ajay continue to trouble, he might land up at troubles himself.
Actor Ajay Rao seems to be turning a menace to director and producer of the Kannada film industry. He broke up with his guru R Chandru, who had given him a big break with the movie Taj Mahal. He did not attend the promotional works of Prem Kahani, which failed at the Box office despite having a good storyline.