Yesterday, a report was released in a leading daily that suggested Ekta Kapoor has taken Sanjay Dutt to court over the payment she made to him for a project (1.5 crore) that didn’t end up materalizing. According to the report, she had first tried to reach out to Sanjay’s wife, Maanyata, but didn’t get the payment, and hence the legal action. However, Ekta and Maanyata both went on record today to state that this is absolutely false, and have released both a joint statement and separate statements. Check it out below:
The contents of the article that appeared in Mumbai Mirror on November 7, 2014, have taken us by surprise, since the facts are malicious, completely incorrect and the sources are definitely questionable. Contrary to the article,there is no on going dispute of any kind between us. Shobha Ji/ Ekta and Sanjay share a very good personal and professional relationship. Sanjay has known Ekta and her family personally for a very long time, and the relationship between the two families goes back a long way. Ekta Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt are in fact planning to work together for an upcoming project of Ekta’s, after Sanjay’s release.
We are greatly aggrieved by such statements made against Sanjay in public. Such maligning and defamation of Sanjay is completely uncalled for, especially at a time of crisis and in his absence. We will take appropriate legal action against the persons responsible for the same.
Ekta Kapoor says:
“The story is frivolous, I value relationships more than money. The Dutt family is like an extended family to me. I would never think of bothering Bhabi with such a trivial matter, knowing that Sanju sir is not around. I am looking forward to working with the Dutts soon.”
Maanyata Dutt says:
“It is unfortunate that people, be it friends or foes, while being misinformed themselves become sources of such stories, and it is not even considered fit that things be confirmed with the concerned person and his family. We have the highest regards for Jeetu uncle, Shobha aunty and Ekta.* We are looking forward for a long working association in the near future with Balaji.”
*Afsos, Tusshar Kapoor remains utterly forgettable. Maybe she’s not been exposed to the 5 Tusshar Kapoor songs she never knew she needed in her life.
What do you think about their statements? Either way, it seems like a Kapoor/Dutt collaboration is in store for us once Sanjay is out of jail!