Vijay Galani, producer of movie ‘Veer’ has filed a Rs 250 crore defamation case against Salman Khan, taking the five-year long duel to the court. The producer said the saga began in the year 2008, when Salman approached Vijay Galani to produce the movie ‘Veer.’
Reportedly, Salman Khan was paid Rs 10 crore for signing the movie. Later on, the contract was made between Salman, Galani and Eros International which mentioned that Rs 15 crore will be paid to Salman Khan once the movie is released and the money is recovered.
However, the trade announced the movie ‘Veer’ was a flop. The lavish project failed to connect with the audience and seemed to be far from recovering the cost.
After three months of the movie release, according to Galani, Salman sought a copy of the agreement from the producer and then asked him to make certain changes in the agreement which suited his own interest. When Galani disagreed, Salman approached Cine and TV Artistes Association (CINTAA), but the association ruled in favour of Vijay Galani.
Subsequently, Federation of Western India Cine Association (FWICE), issued a motion of non-cooperation against Galani one sided, said Galani.
Later on, the non-cooperation decision was declared null and void by the Producers’ Guild because it was issued unilaterally. The Producers’ Guild is headed by Mukesh Bhatt and Galani sought help from the Guild.
According to the PTI, The case has been doing the rounds in the media for years now, and Galani has finally approached the court with a defamation case for Rs 250 crore against Salman Khan, alleging that the actor’s attitude has caused a “dent on his reputation” as a producer.
The movie ‘Veer’ was released in the year 2010, which starred Salman Khan and Zarine Khan. The movie made controversies because the actress in the movie resembled Katrina Kaif, Salman’s ex-girlfriend.
Salman Khan’s next release ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ is all set to hit the theaters on July 15. The actor will be seen opposite Kareena Kapoor Khan.