'Kedarnath' in fresh trouble: Three producers claim rights over film
Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan starrer 'Kedarnath' has found itself in troubled waters once again. It was earlier reported that producer Ronnie Screwvala had taken over the film from Ekta Kapoor, Prernaa Arora and Bhushan Kumar. And now, the latest development has it that three other productions houses have claimed rights over the film.
The three producers alleged that Prernaa sold them the rights
Vashu Bhagnani's Pooja Entertainment, Gothic Entertainment and Kolkata-based Padma Ispat Private Limited have claimed that Prernaa Arora of KriArj Entertainment sold them the rights to 'Kedarnath'. They even sent Screwvala a copy of their contracts with Prernaa. On the other hand, Screwvala had already compensated Prernaa, Bhushan and Ekta for their investment in the movie.
Prernaa made the sale without the consent of Ekta, Bhushan
As per a media report, "Screwvala and director Abhishek Kapoor were stunned when they received a copy of the contract between Prernaa and Vashu, which showed that she had sold Indian theatrical rights of her entire slate to him." "Soon, they were approached by two more companies which made similar claims. Neither of the other former producers (Ekta, Bhushan) were aware of these agreements."
Abhishek has filed a police complaint against Prernaa
Confirming that he has filed a police complaint against his estranged business partner, Abhishek said, "It's shocking to know that there are people in the business who think it's okay to sell assets that do not belong to them."
Prernaa justifies herself
Defending herself, Prernaa said, "Vashuji and I had a long-term deal to make films together. But I had no time to inform him about the termination of the 'Kedarnath' deal." "I should have officially terminated my paperwork with Vashuji. Where Gothic and Padma Ispat are concerned, they have nothing to do with the film. This will be proved in the court."