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Kochadaiiyaan dues: SC asks Lata Rajinikanth to pay Rs 6.20 crore in 12 weeks

The apex court has given a deadline of 12 weeks, within which Latha Rajinikanth is bound to pay the sum to a company called Ad Bureau Co.

regional movies Updated: Feb 20, 2018 16:39 IST
Asian News International, Chennai
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The case pertains to selling rights of the movie Kochadaiiyaan. (Facebook)

The Kochadaiiyaan controversy is still haunting the Rajinikanth family. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court issued a directive asking Thalaiva’s wife Latha Rajinikanth to pay Rs 6.20 crores. The apex court has given a deadline of 12 weeks, within which Latha is bound to pay the sum to a company called Ad Bureau Co.

The case pertains to selling rights of the movie Kochadaiiyaan. The tussle between Ad Bureau, Media One Global Entertainment and Latha Rajinikanth, started before 2016.

Ad Bureau filed a petition alleging that they were brought on board to help with the post production work of Kochadaiiyaan and loaned an amount of Rs 10 crores to complete the film. But in the end, Media One sold the Tamil Nadu distribution rights to Eros International without consulting Ad Bureau.

On July 8, 2016, the SC issued a notice to Latha on a plea by Ad Bureau Advertising Pvt Ltd over the selling rights of the historical fiction epic released in 2014.

The recent SC verdict is seen as a massive setback for Rajnikanth, as the judgement came when Rajnikanth has already announced his entry into Tamil Nadu politics. The actor is likely to bear the possible repercussions from this judgement, as it will negatively impact his public image.

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First Published: Feb 20, 2018 16:36 IST