Madras High Court on Monday issued a stay order against the movie Aarakshan’s world wide release.
Madhur Gupta and GG Photo Limited filed a case against Aarakshan movie producers Prakash Jha and Firoz A Nadiadwala for non-payment of dues.
“My clients had lent Rs 3.50 crore and with interest the total dues are Rs3.75 crore. The cheques issued by the producers bounced, and hence the suit”, said K Ravi, counsel of petitioners.
The Madras Court has stayed the worldwide release of the movie which is supposed to release on August 12th.
"Firoz has received a notice for non-payment of dues, and he will sort it out himself. The prints of my film have already reached theatres, and nothing can stop it from releasing," said Prakash Jha who directed and co-produced the movie.
The movie stars Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Manoj Bajpai and Prateik Babbar is based on caste based reservation system in India.