Matrimonial firm files case against the makers of 'Welcome Back' for reneging on branding promise in exchange for Rs 15 lakh
Producer Firoz Nadiadwala has invited the wrath of a matrimonial company, which had paid him Rs 15 lakh in exchange for branding in Welcome Back. The company, Sycoriaan Matrimonial Services, has filed a legal suit against him.
Shruti Haasan (left) stars in the film and Firoz Nadiadwala
A source says, "A contract was drawn up between the company and the makers of Welcome Back in September 2013, and the latter had promised to recreate their office set up in Dubai or Mumbai where Anil Kapoor and Nana Patekar discuss the marriage of their sister, Shruti Hassan with a Sycoriaan staff.
The contract also said the makers will return the amount if they fail to keep their word." A member of the production unit claims no such scene involving a matrimonial company has been shot. "The two actors have been shown talking about the wedding at home, not in any office," says the unit member.
Raspreet Singh Saluja, senior operations manager of Sycoriaan, however, says, "We contacted them last November when we got to know that the film has been completed and the promise not kept. We tried calling the producer's manager but in vain. So, we have filed a case." The copy of the documents are in mid-day's possession.
While Nadiadwala was unavailable for comment, a source close to him says, "They have used Sycoriaan's hoarding, but couldn't shoot some scenes as per screenplay. So they will refund their money."