Simran's counsel has issued legal notices to the producer and director of Heartbeat seeking Rs.20 crores as compensation for portraying her as an AIDS-afflicted woman in the film.
Heartbeat was the re-debut film of Simran after her marriage but turned into a disaster at the box office. In this film, she was shown as an HIV infected woman who dies later due to this deadly disease. Simran has alleged that the producer and the director have deliberately done this, as she had walked out of the project after a dispute with the latter. After its release, the film also failed to attract audiences, and the cans were returned within a week itself!
Sources say that the actress had earlier decided to demand Rs.2 crores as compensation. But after holding discussions with her counsel, she has raised the amount to Rs.20 crores. Her lawyer has sent a formal notice to the producer of Heartbeats Jolly Joseph and director Vinu Anand on Friday.
It is worth remebering that budget of the movie was less than Rs.1 crore, and Simran got Rs.6 lakhs only as her salary for the film!