Rights row over 'Tanu Weds Manu' sequel ends after costly compromise

'Tanu Weds Manu' sequel dispute settled reportedly after a lump sum amount was paid to dissenting producer Vinod Bachchan

The five month-long legal dispute between director Aanand L Rai and producer Vinod Bachchan over the rights of 'Tanu Weds Manu' sequel has finally ended.

Vinod Bachchan and (left) Tanu Weds Manu
Vinod Bachchan and (left) Tanu Weds Manu

Bachchan, who holds a 51 per cent share in the original film starring Kangna Ranaut and R Madhavan, had slapped a legal notice on Rai for announcing the second instalment without his consent. A source says the matter has now been resolved with Eros International, which is collaborating with the director for the sequel, apparently having offered a whopping amount to Bachchan to compromise.

Krishika Lulla of Eros confirms the news, stating: “It’s all sorted now”. Asked her about the monetary settlement, she says, “I don’t know how much I can talk about it.”

Bachchan, too, refrained from disclosing the amount. He says, “Of course they must have given me some money. Otherwise, how is a settlement possible? The film was very close to my heart but I got involved with the wrong person. I am confident of making many more films like Tanu Weds Manu though.”

The first schedule of the film, which stars Kangna in a double role, has been completed in Lucknow.

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