Like the 2002 hit-and-run and the black buck poaching cases weren't enough, Salman has another one to worry about now. Read on!
Misery loves company, especially when it is Salman Khan's. As we all know, the court proceedings of the actor's 2002 hit and run case took place this year and he is already involved in the 1998 black buck poaching case. The last thing the actor needs is another case to deal with but looks like producer Vijay Galani has other plans for Mr Khan. Latest reports by portal SKJBollywoodnews.com, suggests that the Veer producer has filed a defamation case against Salman for Rs 250 crore! Before telling you the story, let us inform you that the court has ruled in the producer's favour which has led to him suing Salman for the humongous amount. While talking to Subhash K Jha, Galani stated that he has known Salman and his family for several years. He went on to add that it was Salman who suggested that he produce Veer along with Sohail Khan, Subhash Ghai and Sajid Nadiadwala.
Speaking of the monetary agreement, Galani said," I agreed to give Salman a signing amount of Rs 10 crores for Veer. In his entire career Salman had not received this kind of a signing amount. In fact hs entire fee forYuvraaj and Wanted and other films during that period was around 7-8 crores each.Even Salim Saab said this signing amount was unprecedented. Besides this amount we agreed that Salman would get Rs 15 crores if and when there is an ‘overflow’(profits made by the film). Salman completed the film happily.And I sold the film to Eros Entertainment.Eros, Salman and I drew up a tri-party agreement that the first overflow amount of Rs 15 crores would go to Salman.”
Unfortunately, Veer was a BIG flop. So what happened when the film didn't earn profits? Galani informed that in March 2010, he received a letter from Salman's office, demanding him to show the copy of the agreement letter. "“The most interesting thing about this letter was that on the night before I received it I was at Salman’s place laughing and joking as usual. He mentioned that his new business manager was sending me a letter and I should just ignore it. Then in April I received another letter stating that Salman finds the Rs15 crore overflow agreement to be unacceptable.This, after everything being on paper.We were working together for two years and he never mentioned he had any problem with the ‘overflow’ agreement. What made him suddenly wake up about having a problem with the overflow,?" asked Galani.
The producer went on to state that Salman approached CINTAA(the Cine & TV Artistes Association) with the same letter." Firstly the ‘overflow’ agreement was on paper and secondly Veer showed no profits. So CINTAA ruled in my favour.Then I took the help of my producers’ association.Salman then complained to the Federation Of Western India Cine Association. But I responded saying there was no overflow.In the meanwhile Salman got upset with CINTAA.So to please him they issued a non-cooperation letter against me which was totally invalid and baseless," Galani informed.
He further explained on how the court ruled in his favour and saw his side of the story. "The honorable court saw my papers.They called Salman’s representative to court and asked on what basis they had been asking for money and why was a non-cooperation letter issued against me. They had no reply.The court has now ruled in my favour and issued an absolute stay on the non-cooperation letter.”
In conclusion, the producer stated that he has lost some valuable years in the industry due to this court case. "I cannot tell you what I’ve gone through during the last three years .My mental agony and the money on lawyers has left me drained. I’ve filed a Rs 250 crore defamation case against Salman for mental agony, harassment, loss of face.Who will give me back the 3 years that I’ve lost,?” asked Galani.
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