Hrithik, Karisma, Bachchan and more: Celebs in the legal trap
Bollywood has seen a host of legal tussles of late-- the Hrithik Roshan-Kangana Ranaut and Karisma Kapoor and her estranged husband Sanjay Kapur are recent examples. In the past Amitabh Bachchan and Preity Zinta too have faced them.bollywood Updated: Mar 25, 2016 18:38 IST
In the past few days, many actors have hit the headlines for their legal troubles. While Hrithik Roshan’s legal battle with Kangana Ranaut has been the talk of town, actor Amitabh Bachchan has a had a complaint filed against him recently. Preity Zinta was recently involved in a legal battle with filmmaker Abbas Tyrewala, while Karisma Kapoor’s legal battle with estranged husband is still dragging on.
Earlier this month, a legal case was also filed against actor Shah Rukh Khan and the team of his upcoming film, directed by Rahul Dholakia. In the film, Shah Rukh’s character is loosely based on the life of alleged gangster Abdul Latif, who was accused of running an illicit liquor business in Gujarat during the peak of prohibition in the 1990s. Latif’s son Mustak Ahmed Abdul Latif Shaikh sent a legal notice to SRK, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, producer Ritesh Sidhwani and director Rahul Dholakia, asking them why they made a film on their father.
The legal battle between Hrithik and Kangana has been getting murkier by the day. It started when Hrithik sent a legal notice to Kangana accusing her of defamation after she hinted at him being her “silly ex” in one of her interviews. Kangana in turn, sent him a legal notice, accusing Hrithik of intimidation. In his legal notice, Hrithik has stated that Kangana suffers from Asperger’s syndrome. Kangana’s notice says that Hrithik has been communicating with her through a secret email id which goes on to show that Hrithik was “fully involved” with her.
Actor Preity Zinta got into some legal trouble when Abbas Tyrewala, the writer of Ishkq In Paris, filed a case against the actor for not honouring a payment of Rs 18 lakhs. However, the Metropolitan Magistrate Court in Mumbai has cleared the actor of all charges. According to Preity’s lawyer Abbas was handed over a blank cheque, which he could encash if his work was used it the film, which it wasn’t. “The notice was faulty, it named my client as an accused in her capacity as a partner with the firm. But the complaint only named her and not the company. On the date the cheque was issued, there was no liability on the actor for it,” Preity’s lawyer was quoted as saying.
There was also a complaint filed against actor Amitabh Bachchan for singing the National Anthem longer before the recently held India vs Pakistan ICC World Twenty20 match, which was held last week . The complaint stated that the anthem was of 1 minute and 22 seconds as against 52 seconds.
Karisma has also been in the news for quite some time now for struggling with her ongoing divorce proceedings. The latest development is that she and her estranged husband Sunjay Kapur have reached their divorce terms after quite an ugly battle. “We are quickly moving towards settling the dispute. We will work out the modalities before the next date of hearing,” Karisma’s lawyer Sandeep Kapur had told us earlier. The Supreme Court had asked Karisma and Sunjay to sort out their differences amicably. The couple had filed for divorce by mutual consent before the court in 2014. However, there were differences which cropped up between the couple regarding financial settlement and custody of their kids. After that Sunjay had filed petition for separation in December. Karisma had also filed a case of harassment against Sunjay and his mother.