A music channel has been running trade analysis questioning the success of Salman Khan's upcoming film Ready co-starring Asin. The Dabangg star is pissed off with the negative reports.
The trade analysis report being telecast on the channel raises questions like 'Will Ready meet the expectations?' and 'Has the price of the film been exaggerated to earn more profits?' among others, reported Mumbai Mirror.
The report also emphasises the fact that producer of Ready, Bhushan Kumar's track record has not been too good in the recent past with flops like Karzzz, Kajra Re and Patiala House. Also, Salman's previous film with Asin London Dreams was a Box Office failure.
The channel in question had paid a huge sum of money to T-Series last year for copyright infringement. "We had taken this channel to Court and they had to pay us a fine. Despite that they continued to flout rules, we again took legal action against them, the matter is freshly coming up for a hearing soon. We have stopped giving them software of all our songs. It's their loss," T-series director Ajay Kapoor told the tabloid.
Channel's business head Anurag Bedi told in defence, "Why is Bhushan upset if he has already sold Ready? The distributors who have bought the film should be worried. Whatever we have stated in our trade analysis of Ready is purely factual. T-Series has not done well as a producer on the films which we have mentioned, how can that be disputed when we are also showing the facts and figures supporting our report?"
Added Bedi, "We have not flouted any Copyright Act. T-Series wanted more, but as per the Court's order last year, we are still paying them the same money as before."
Salman is apparently very pissed off with this whole issue. "Bhai (as Salman is fondly called in the industry) is upset. Usko pata hai kya ho raha hai (He knows what's happening). This whole negativity is really not done. Ready is releasing on June 3. How can anybody cast doubts over its success three months before its release? Does it make any sense," Kapoor informed the tabloid.