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
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.