He claims to be the scriptwriter of Ram Gopal Varma's upcoming film Department, but the director claims he doesn't remember who he is. Danish Raza, the screenplay-script writer, has now filed a police complaint against Ramu on May 7 for not paying him dues for the film, reports TOI.
"I met them, they looked at some of my scripts, liked my work and asked me to start work on the film," Danish told the daily. The writer claims that he started work on the draft of the story soon after and his first draft was okayed on July 19, 2010, he was quoted by the paper.
"I further started work on the screenplay... Ramu worked on some scenes and we had a discussion like the normal creative process. My fee was fixed but all along, I kept asking for the contract. But they kept dilly-dallying. As a result, I stopped work and they sent me a soft copy of the contract via mail. Now I felt that they will sign the contract and I kept waiting for the hard copy which never happened and they stopped taking my calls," Danish told the daily.
The writer then came to know that Department was shelved and he decided to forget about the issue. But the turn of events apparently shocked him.
"I stopped pursuing for my payment since I felt it was now futile and I left for Delhi for my other project. But later some time I saw that the promos and stills of the movie were out. I came back to Mumbai and filed a police complaint on May 7," Danish told TOI.
Danish claims he has the copies of mails exchanged and soft copy of the contract.
When contacted by the daily, Ramu says he doesn't remember who Danish is. "I am busy mixing these days a I don't have the memory of coming across any such person. I meet at least five writers everyday. I have no idea, my office deals with all this," he told the paper.