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Producer threatens to sue Bhandarkar over Jail

Jun 04, 2009 02:48 AM IST India India

Mumbai: Director Madhur Bhandarkar's Jail starring Neil Nitin Mukesh and produced by Percept might be in trouble much before it's scheduled release. Producer Rajan Sharma alleges that Madhur had already committed to make the film with him in 2004 with Suniel Shetty and Fardeen Khan.

According to Rajan, the older Jail even had a mahurat in January 2004 and a song recording by Himesh Reshammiya.

Rajan Sharma says, "In our industry, films get delayed and Madhur kept delaying the project saying that he wanted to first finish Traffic Signal, Page 3 and then go on to Jail. Then he didn't take my calls and finally I thought the project was over until I saw it in the papers two weeks ago. If Jail is ready, then this is not possible, because I have the rights of Jail."

Jail is currently being produced by Percept Picture Company and Rajan Sharma has threatened to take legal action against both the director and the producer. However Percept believes that this is just attempt by Rajan Sharma to make some extra cash.

CEO Percept Picture Company, Vavin Shah says, "These things have happened before. Producers like Rajan Sharma just want to cash in on the popularity of movies like Jail and they just want to make money. We don't have anything got to do with them."

Rs 80 lakh is what Rajan Sharma alleges that he has spent on his film Jail which now stands shelved, but given the documentary evidence that Sharma has, the plot could thicken further if this Jail lands up in Court.