Actor Akshay Kumar has intervened in the dispute between Eros Worldwide FZ LLC and producer-director Vipul Shah to ensure the smooth release of his film Action Replayy on Friday.
Eros Worldwide FZ LLC had filed a suit in the Bombay High Court on Tuesday against Shah, seeking payment of its dues to the tune of Rs 6.56 crore failing which, the release of the movie be stayed.
Ravi Kadam, counsel for Eros Worldwide FZ LLC, made a statement on Thursday that the actor has intervened to help reach a settlement. Kumar also requested that the release of the film not be stalled, said Kadam.
In view of this development, Eros Worldwide FZ LLC did not press for a stay on the release of the film.
Justice JH Bhatia has kept the suit for hearing after the Diwali vacation.
Eros had filed suit on Tuesday, through their legal firm M/S Manilal Kher Ambalal and Co, seeking restrain on the release of the film until its dues were cleared.
“The defendant (Shah) be restrained from exhibiting, causing to exhibit, releasing, communicating to the public in any manner, exploiting, delivering the prints to any third party or in any other manner exploiting or suffering the exploitation of the film ‘Action Replayy’ which is scheduled to be released in first week of November,” the suit stated.
“The suit is filed in respect of the two writings dated October 24, 2009 and October 26, 2009 executed by Shah in our favour, under which he undertook the obligation to pay us a principal sum of Rs 6.37 crore,” the suit states.
Eros has stated that Shah is in a bad financial condition and is facing pressure from creditors after his last movie didn’t do well at the box office.