Salman Khan is in legal trouble… again. Remember Veer? That film that had bhai introducing
Katrina Kaif look-alike Zarine Khan. The producer of the film, Vijay Galani, has filed a defamation case against Salman for Rs. 250 crore!
According to him:
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 for Yuvraaj 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.
As we all know, Veer was Box Office dud, but apparently Salman’s office still sent him a letter demanding a copy of the original agreement.
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?
After all this, Vijay claims to have gone to CINTAA (the Cine & TV Artistes Association) with the matter, but the assosication issued a non-cooperation letter against Vijay.
I went to the court saying that these claims Salman is making are baseless and for 3-4 years no one from Salman’s side came from the hearing. A few months back I won the case and now I have filed a case against Salman for defamation and have sued him for Rs 250 crores now for all the mental agony and
harassment I have gone through all these years.
Well, let’s see how this pans out!