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Salman in legal battle with producers over fees

Salman had filed a complaint to recover Rs 26.42 lakh due to him as professional fees for acting in their film.

india Updated: May 06, 2006 13:20 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

A local court has posted for July 4 the hearing on eight criminal complaints filed by actor Salman Khan against directors of Cinevistas Ltd for recovery of Rs 26.42 lakh due to him as professional fees for acting in their film

Garv-Pride and Honour

released two years ago.

The matter came up for hearing on Thursday before a city magistrate who posted the hearing for July 4 after the respondents sought time to file reply, Salman's lawyer Dipesh Mehta said.

Earlier, the magistrate had issued bailable warrants against the directors of Cinevista Sunil Mehta and Prem Kishen but cancelled them later after they appeared before the court.

Salman had acted in the lead role in the film for which he was promised Rs 26.42 lakh.

Accordingly, eight cheques were issued to him under various denominations but they were dishonoured by the bank with remarks "payment stopped by drawer."

The actor served legal notice on Cinevista and its directors under section 138 of Negotiable Instruments Act on August 6, 2005. When they did not respond, the actor moved the court.

Salman filed separate complaints of bouncing of eight cheques in a magistrate's court on September 19, 2005. A month later, the court issued process against directors of Cinevista.

First Published: May 06, 2006 13:20 IST

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