Tiger Shroff, Sabbir Khan to file a defamation case
Yesterday, report surfaced that a debutante director Kritik Kumar Pandey lodged a complaint against Bollywood actor Tiger Shroff and director Sabbir Khan with the Versova Police Station for alleging stealing his script for their upcoming film 'Munna Michael'.
In a press note, he said, "Tiger took my story a year ago and kept coaxing me to give him more details about my project titled 'MJ Return'. He had committed to doing the film with me, but he has now gone on to announce another project with a similar storyline."
Sabbir Khan and Tiger Shroff counter attacked Pandey and filed defamation case against him. The duo is meeting their lawyers and having a brief discussion on the matter.
However, a source close to the director and Tiger told that they had an extensive meeting with their lawyer on Wednesday afternoon. "Tiger and Sabbir haven't even heard of a man called Kritik. He is doing it just for publicity. More often than not, filmmakers don't take the legal route due to lack of time. But this news has come as a shock to Tiger and Sabbir as being embroiled in a needless controversy just after their announcement is the last thing they wanted. They are finalising paperwork to file a defamation case against this man."
Earlier Kritik Kumar Pandey sent a statement to the media as
how Tiger and Sabbir had cheated on him. He had said, “Recently I became victim
of a fraud event. Mr Tiger Shroff with the help of Mr Sabbir Khan, Caa
Kwan talent and Viki Rajani did fraud with me. Mr Tiger Shroff took my
story a year back and kept taking all the details of my project M J Return. He even took the teaser
of my film with the commitment of working on it with me. But now he has
announced another film “Munna and Michael” which is totally my film and my
story. He just changed the name of film from MJ Return to Munna and Michael. In this
context I have lodged a complaint in Versova police station.”