'Veer' producer threatens to sue Salman Khan for Rs 250 crore
'Veer' producer Vijay Galani has sent a legal notice threatening to sue Bollywood superstar Salman Khan for Rs 250 crores for mental harassment and agony.
'Veer' producer Vijay Galani sues Salman Khan for Rs 250 crore. Pic/Santa Banta
When Galani produced 'Veer', he had paid Salman Khan Rs 10 crore as his signing fee, and also told him that if the film does well at the box office, he will be paid Rs 15 crore from overflow.
The film didn’t do well at the box office and after three months the producer received a notice from Salman Khan asking him for 15 crores, to which Galani replied saying it was to be given if the film did well, which it didn’t.
After a few months, Salman complained to CINTAA and then he wrote to FWICE and they issued a non-cooperation to the producer.
Galani says, “That non-cooperation was not valid because it was only one organisation which had sent that letter, it comes in validation if two bodies issue the letter. So later 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,” he said.
Talking about how he decided to produce the film he said, “I had produced a film 'Suryawanshi' with Salman and then since Salman was a friend I approached him another film but he told me to produce 'Veer' because he had written the script. I agreed to produce the film and got Anil Sharma to direct it. I used to hang out with Salman and he didn’t even mention to me about the money and suddenly after 3 months his office sent me that notice. Right now I am producing another film which has Girish Taurani in it as the lead and the film has been completed.”