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HC orders sealing of Sanjay Dutt's house

mumbai Updated: Dec 29, 2010 00:59 IST
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The sheriff's office on Tuesday attached actor Sanjay Dutt's flat in Imperial Heights at Pali Hill, Bandra, to recover Rs 2.03 crore to be paid to producer Shakeel Noorani.

The actor's office in Mayfair Melody at Santacruz is likely to be attached on Wednesday.

The Indian Motion Pictures Producers' Association (IMPPA) had passed an arbitration award in January this year on a financial dispute between him and Noorani.

The actor has only 30 days to comply with the IMPPA order, failing which his flat and office would be sold through public auction.

Noorani's lawyer Ashok Sarogi confirmed that an attachment notice was pasted outside flat no 1101 in Imperial Heights.

In October 2001, Noorani Film Corporation had begun shooting of Jaan Ki Baazi in which Sanjay Dutt was playing the lead role. According to Sarogi, Noorani could not complete the film beyond 50% as the actor refused to give any dates despite receiving Rs 50 lakh signing amount.

A year later, Noorani moved IMPPA seeking refund of the signing amount and additional Rs 1.53 crore which he had incurred while shooting of the incomplete film.

IMPPA passed an award on January 28, 2010, directing Dutt to allot 30 dates to Noorani Film Corporation, failing which he was directed to refund the entire amount of Rs 2.03 crore to the producer.

After waiting for Dutt's response to the IMPPA award, on October 8 Noorani moved the high court.

The execution department of the high court last week directed the sheriff's office to attach the two premises owned by Dutt in order to recover the purported losses suffered by the producer.

When contacted, Dutt's lawyer Satish Maneshinde told Hindustan Times that the actor would approach the Bombay high court to challenge the attachment soon after the Christmas vacation is over.