EXCLUSIVE: ‘Parmanu’ update: FIR lodged against John Abraham and JA Entertainment
Looks like legal woes for John Abraham don’t seem to die down. Post the ‘Parmanu’ tussle between his production house and Prerna Arora’s KriArj Entertainment, the whole fiasco has taken a legal turn. The latest development reveals that Prerna Arora has registered a case against John Abraham and his company JA Ent and Bollywood Bubble has an exclusive statement from KriArj Entertainment regarding the same.
“FIR has been registered by Khar Police Station against John Abraham and his company JA Ent after criminal complaint was filed by Kriarj Entertainment for commission of various criminal offences including cheating, breach of trust, fraud, misappropriation of funds and copyright infringement due to John and his company duping KriArj Entertainment out of the Crores of rupees invested by KriArj Entertainment towards the production of the film ‘Parmanu’”
To give you a backdrop of what exactly conspired between the two and why the much awaited ‘Parmanu’ is now stuck in limbo; John Abraham’s JA Ent terminated his contract with KriArj Entertainment as the release date kept changing and there always seemed uncertainty over the final date. After terminating the contract, both the parties released their official statements too.
JA ENTERTAINMENT STATEMENT:
“Our repeated follow-ups have only been met with false promises to settle the issue, thus wasting crucial time on the project. The industry knows of the track record of KriArj…There has been a similar incident in the past with another film where they have done the same thing. Given the above, and in the best interest of the film, we have terminated our contract with KriArj Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. and will soon announce the release schedule. Any future attempts by Kriarj to jeopardize the film or defame the production house and/or the film, like they have done in the past with other films, will compel us to initiate legal proceedings against them.”
KRIARJ ENTERTAINMENT STATEMENT:
“The allegations made by JA Ent are false and frivolous. The fact that they want to defraud us is amplified from that fact that in spite of payment of almost 30 Crores and Kriarj being fully and naturally willing to promote and release the Film at the earliest they stopped promotions and now want to walk away with the Film without any remorse in such an unethical fashion which is there for all to see. We do not wish to further comment on the ongoing dispute and/or stoop to the levels of JA Ent but would like to state one point. This is not our first film as producers – we have released 4 films successfully in the last year and a half and have lined up another 3 to be released by the end of this year but the other side seems inexperienced as their first film as line producers have still not seen the light of the day till date …We have already initiated appropriate action against JA Ent and its promoter/s and we reserve our rights to make further statements on this subject until disposition of our claims against JA Ent and its promoter Mr.John Abraham.”
In fact, KriArj Entertainment has also released a public notice in all the leading newspapers today making aware of their legal right to those who might be interested in bailing out John.
In spite of all this, John yesterday posted a new release date for ‘Parmanu’ (Also Read: Parmanu: KriArj accuses John Abraham of false allegations)
‘Parmanu’ is based on the nuclear bomb test explosions conducted by the Indian Army at Pokhran in 1998.