Rajesh Vyas of Bioscope Productions has lodged a criminal case against Shahid Kapoor‘s mother Neelima Azeem in the Andheri Metropolitan Court under section 420, 406 and 506. According to Neeraj Gupta, Vyas’ Advocate, Neelima had been appointed as writer, director and choreographer for a film to be produced by Vyas in 2009 for a sum of Rs 63 Lacs, of which she was paid Rs 16 Lacs (in cheque and cash).
Gupta says that Azeem assured them that she will make a film with Emraan Hashmi and Priyanka Chopra and signed a contract. “Later, she said that they are not ready to do the film and assured that she will bring in Shahid Kapoor, her son to do the film. Despite her stating that she would rope in Shahid for the film, the actor was not ready. She again assured our client that she will get some other artistes of their standard; however she couldn’t comply with her commitment. She also refused to return the money given to her. Then our client approached the concerned Amboli police station and since no action was taken by the police we lodged a case in the Metropolitan court in Andheri, Mumbai, and now the case will be heard on June 12,” Advocate Neeraj Gupta said.
Gupta claims that Ms Azeem was paid the money in cash as well as cheque and his client has the necessary details. On being enquired about the films Rajesh Vyas has done so far, Mr Gupta didn’t have information. On googling about Bioscope Productions, one came across a site based in New York which obviously doesn’t have anything to do with Bollywood. We didn’t come across any information on Rajesh Vyas with a Bollywood connection either. Hopefully, Neelima Azeem will clear the air on this soon.