Suniel Shetty gets court notice over film payment row
Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty has been handed a notice by a court in Udaipur to appear within 7 days at the Hirna Magri police station here on Friday.jaipur Updated: May 09, 2014 23:34 IST
Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty has been handed a notice by a court in Udaipur to appear within 7 days at the Hirna Magri police station here on Friday.
Meanwhile, the star has arranged for an advocate to face police queries initially.
The actor has been issued the notice in a case of fraud pending against him.
The case was lodged a few days ago by an Udaipur-based producer Hemendra Singh Solanki, who had cast Shetty as a lead in his upcoming movie ‘Mumbai Kiski Hai’.
The charge against Shetty was that he had received an advance payment of `21 lakh, but neither did he sign the contract papers nor did he give dates for the shoot, hence delaying the project for eight months.
“We are waiting for Shetty’s lawyer to tell us his side and if he fails to convince the investigating officer, a second notice will be sent asking the star to appear personally,” said Goverdhan Lal, the DSP.
Last Wednesday the beat officer Naresh Kumar had served a notice to Sunil personally in Mumbai.
Upon receiving it, the star assured to extend full support to the investigation and said that his lawyer in Udaipur would soon approach the police to furnish all the required information on his behalf.
Babu Bhatt, the director of the film in his statement to the police recorded earlier this week, had said that the star had asked for an advance payment of `21 lakh which was duly given to him, but he then refused to give dates until his demand of full payment of `50 lakh was met.
The producer has also furnished some pictures of himself with the star during their meetings at a Mumbai hotel, where they had met to discuss the script and payment terms.