Salman Khan sues producers of Garv – Pride and Honour


Salman Khan, who usually is always on the wrong side of the law, for a change is on the right side. He has filed eight criminal cases in court against his Cinevistas Directors, due to non-payment of his fees for the movie Garv - Pride and Honour. The amount due to the actor for the film, which released two years ago, is 26.42 lakhs.
Salman played the lead role in the film and he was promised 26.42 lakhs for it. He received eight cheques from his producers for that amount. However, the bank dishonoured these cheques as they received a notification to stop payments from the drawer. Salman then served a legal notice to Cinevistas and it’s directors under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act on August 6th last year. When they did not respond, he was forced to move the court.

The court then issued bailable warrants against Cinevistas directors, Sunil Mehta and Premkishen. But the warrants were later cancelled after the directors made an appearance in court. Dipesh Mehta, Salman’s lawyer said that the matter would come up for hearing on May 4th.

Garv - Pride and Honour is directed by Puneet Issar and stars Salman Khan, Arbaaz Khan, Shilpa Shetty, Farida Jalal and Amrish Puri.The film belongs to the action genre and Salman plays the role of a hot headed Inspector, Arjun Ranavat. Arjun is made a victim by a corrupt politician for his personal gains. This film is a story of avenging justice and eliminating social evils at any cost.

On Salman Khan’s pending case in court where he is accused of killing one person and injuring four people when he rammed into a suburban bakery on September 28th, 2002, the case will finally begin to move forward. Ravindra Patil, Salman’s former bodyguard and eyewitness, in the hit-and-run case was finally arrested from Mahableshwar after a non-bailable warrant was issued against him. The non-bailable warrant was issued against the eyewitness as he had failed to appear in the trial for the case. Even after the warrant was issued, he failed to turn up on four occasions during the trial.

Finally, when he was reported missing, Crime Branch sleuths arrested him from Mahableshwar and lodged him in Bandra police station. Patil, who was an eye witness of the accident has already tendered evidence against the actor, however, his cross-examination remains pending. Patil also told the police that Salman was under the influence of alcohol and that he had warned him not to drive rashly or he would meet with an accident.

The trial in the hit and run case will resume on March 16th, with the deposition of Patil.


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