HC Directs Special Court to Consider Salman's Dues

Salman KhanThe Bombay High Court has issued an order directing a special court to consider the claim of Bollywood hunk Salman Khan for recovery of dues worth Rs 25 lakh from the film Chori Chori Chupke Chupke .

Last month, Khan had filed a petition in the HC suing film producer...
...Nazim Hassan Khan, court receiver Santosh Singh Jain and the state for non-payment of dues for the said film. The film starring Priety Zinta, Rani Mukherjee was attached by a special court which had tried the case of an alleged nexus between tinsel-town stars and underworld bigwigs. The film was released through the court receiver Santosh Singh Jain in the month of June 2001.

Khan's counsel Majid Memon told media persons that as per the film agreement contract Khan was signed for Rs 1.50 crore. "They have paid Khan Rs 1.25 crore in the form of cheques. But payment of remaining Rs 25 lakh was promised after the release of the film through the court receiver. However, till date Khan has not been paid," Memon said.

Justice D G Deshpande directed designated judge A P Bhangale to consider Khan's claim. Khan told the court that despite several reminders the court receiver had not paid him his due. However, the Singh said that Khan never responded when he had invited claims. "And now when the accounts had been settled, the actor was asking for his claim."