The New Year brought with it a stupendous volley of controversies in the entertainment industry, right from the Parth Samthaan - Vikas Gupta controversy, to the molestation stories of Pratyusha Banerjee and Ratan Rajput. Now, we hear another case joined in the list.
Sudhansu Pandey, who plays Keechak in Chakravartin Ashok Samrat' had filed charges of theft and fraud against the film-makers, Rakesh Roshan and Sanjay Gupta. He alleged them of stealing his script of a love story-cum-revenge drama.
A source revealed, "Rakesh Roshan has got in touch with his lawyers on advice of filing the defamation suit. He is no mood to remain mum over the allegations which threaten to tarnish his name and image in the industry."
Rakesh Roshan also plans to seek from Sudhanshu, a sum of rupees 50 Crores. Sudhanshu and Sanjay Gupta had agreed to co-produce and direct Sudhanshu's script, back in May. And if reports are to be believed, after one script reading session, Hrithik also agreed on the project, but wanted Rakesh Roshan to check it once.
Rakesh Roshan later on offered to present and produce the movie under his banner, Filmkraft Productions. Sudhanshu had met Rakesh and Sanjay in October and was offered 2 % of the profits and the credit as an associate producer. But the offer didn't mention any pay towards the story, screenplay and dialogues.
On being contacted, Rakesh confirmed the filing of suit saying, "Yes, I am filing a criminal defamation suit against him. That's all I can say for now."
Sudhansu remained unavailable for any comments. Let us hope things get okay between all the stars and they continue shining as before!