Madras High Court issues notice to Kamal Haasan
South star Kamal Haasan is in the spot yet again. Years after his film ‘Vishwaroopam’ gave him a tough time, the sequel too is doing the same. The sequel ‘Vishwaroopam-2’ is due to release on August 10, but Haasan has faced trouble from a production company who has taken the actor to court over unpaid dues of Rs 7.75 crore.
According to reports, The Madras High Court on Friday directed the actor-turned-politician to file his reply by August 6 to the petition filed by Pyramid Saimira, a movie production company. The court issued a notice to the actor asking him to reply by August 6, the next date for the hearing.
Alleging that Kamal Haasan owed them Rs. 7.75 crore, the company says the dues cannot be recovered from the actor if ‘Vishwaroopam-2’ is allowed to release.
According to the company, they had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Raaj Kamal Films International — Kamal Haasan is one of the partners — for joint production of a Tamil movie ‘Marmayogi’. The movie reportedly had an estimated budget of Rs 100 crore.
As per the MoU, Kamal Haasan had agreed to play a lead role in ‘Marmayogi’, pen the story, screenplay and dialogues.
The petitioner has alleged that Haasan never showed interest in commencing the production of the film even after the payment of some amount in installments. Instead, the actor reportedly went on to release another film, ‘Unnaipol Oruvan’, by diverting the money paid to him for ‘Marmayogi’.
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