Mohammad Sabir Ansari alias Sabir Baba, a resident of Muzaffarpur has accused Bollywood actor Salman Khan of cheating and criminal intimidation and filed a case in Muzaffarpur (Bihar).
Salman’s Sultan co-star Anushka Sharma and the film’s director Ali Abbas Zafar have also been named in the case that has filed under various sections of IPC including 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 406 (punishment for criminal breach of trust), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation).
Salman is seen playing a Haryanvi wrestler -- a first time for the actor -- who struggles to get back in the ring. Anushka plays his love interest while Randeep Hooda and Amit Sadh back them up in pivotal roles. Directed by Abbas Ali Zafar, Sultan was made on an estimated budget of Rs 90 crore and released worldwide on July 6.
The complaint, filed with the chief judicial magistrate’s court (Muzaffarpur) on July 8, had contended that Salman had promised to give Sabir Rs 20 crore as royalty for making a film based on his life. His counsel Sudhir Kumar Ojha claimed that Sabir had narrated his tale to the Bollywood star in Mumbai in 2010 and the actor had promised the money if a film was made based on the story.
The case came up for hearing on Tuesday before the CJM, Muzaffarpur, Ram Chandra Prasad, who transferred it to the court of Judicial Magistrate First Class, S K Tripathi and fixed July 26 as the next date of hearing.
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