Tadka: High Court warns Prakash Raj with contempt of court over a suit filed by Essel Vision

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The production house, Essel Vision, recently headed to court to file a case against Prakash Raj for not paying them on time for his directorial debut. The film starring Ali Fazal, Taapsee Pannu, and Nana Patekar was titled Tadka and Ali had even posted on his Twitter to inform that the actors were still not paid for their parts in the film. Prakash Raj had signed an undertaking stating that he will pay off the entire amount, Rs. 5.88 crores, to the production house by July 15.

He was responding to a suit filed by Essel against the production house Movie Makers and its officials, Sameer Dixit, Jatish Verma, Swiss Entertainment Pvt Ltd. Akshay Communications Pvt. Ltd. and Movie Makers is owned and managed by Dixit and Verma. During one of the hearings in April, Prakash had agreed to return the amount, with interest and any oth er taxes applicable additionally, by July 15. He also agreed to deposit documents of two of his personal properties with his lawyer Manish Vig, in case he could not repay the amount within the stipulated period.

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Essel moved court last month, saying that since Prakash had defaulted on paying the money, a court receiver should be appointed to sell the properties and recover the money. Prakash had sought more time and finally arrived on Friday with a Rs 2 crore cheque. Essel has now agreed to give him time till February for the balance amount. However, a hearing is scheduled for on August 30 to ascertain that the cheque has been cleared.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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