Ajay Devgn has denied the allegations of cheating a Nagpur-based distributor over the all India theatrical rights for his upcoming film Bol Bachchan.
The story goes that Nagpur-based distributor Appu Wadhwani filed a civil case against Ajay and Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd, the producers of Bol Bachchan, in a local court alleging that the producers went in for a deal with another company by dishonouring the one they struck with him last year, for the film's all-India theatrical rights. He moved to court asking for a stoppage on the film's release.
Reportedly, the makers of Bol Bachchan had entered into an agreement with Appu Wadhwani of Hira Laxmi Amusement Private Ltd, for all-India theatre rights last year for Rs. 53.20 crore. Appu had paid a token money of Rs 1.01 crore. But the deal fell through. The producers later entered into a fresh deal with Fox Star Studios.
Ajay, who is the co-producer of Bol Bachchan, does not want to comment on this issue as the matter is in court but he did clarify that he has not cheated anybody. He further stated that the matter is between Appu and Ashtavinayak as both have filed cases against each other and he is not involved in anyway.
Bol Bachchan stars Ajay Devgn along with Abhishek Bachchan, Asin Thottumkal and Prachi Desai. Directed by Rohit Shetty, the comedy is slated for a July 6 release.