The famous Bollywood actor Ayshmann Khurrana and the two makers of the Bollywood movie ‘Bala’ has been summoned by the Thane Police. It was learnt that a cheating complaint has been lodged against the trio by a director. The news came to light as an official opened up about the case on Monday. The official further stated that a letter of memorandum was sent by the Kashimira Police Station to Ayushmann Khurrana, the director Amar Kaushik and the producer Dinesh Vijan after receiving the complaint. The latter two belongs to the Maddock Films which is believed to be a leading production house.
The complaint was lodged against three of them by a 39 year old film director named Kamalkant Nanak Chandra who is a resident of the Mira Road, a suburb of the Mumbai and located in the Thane district. From the complaint, the official has quoted that the episode dates back to the time when Kamalkant Nanak Chandra was working on the script of a film that was to be directed by him.
According to the complaint, the director (Chandra) had sent the script of the story to Ayushmann Khurrana on his WhatsApp number while Ayushmann allegedly forwarded the script to Kaushik and Vijan. Taking the script from him indirectly, the alleged directors started making the movie based on it. The official said that this has caused severe financial loss and mental anguish to Chandra who felt that he was cheated by the alleged. As the complaint goes, the official said that the police are on their duty and they have summoned the trio for questioning and wanted to know their perspective on the matter. He said, “We want to know their side over the complaint. Hence, we have sent them a letter, asking them to remain present before the police as early as possible.”
Adding to this he said, “If the actor and the two others fail to appear before the police, it will be construed that they don’t want to say anything in connection with the complaint and necessary action will be initiated.” In the meantime, the legal team of Ayushmann has successfully rejected the allegation stating that the script is not plagiarized and that it is original. The matter is already in court. The legal team said, “In fact, Mr Chandra also moved the Bombay High court in vacation (May 29) in this regard and was not granted any relief. In any event as the matter is sub-judice and since the next date of hearing is June 10, 2019 we are not commenting any further. In any event our script is original and we will show that to the court when the matter comes up.”