'Parmanu' row: John Abraham wins legal battle against Prernaa Arora
The elongated legal battle for the ownership of 'Parmanu - The Story Of Pokhran' has finally concluded. John Abraham's JA Entertainment has been granted the film's rights, whereas, Prernaa Arora's KriArj Entertainment will no longer be associated with the project. Post the verdict, both the production houses issued statements.
As per the ruling by Justice SK Kathawalla, there was a default of payments on Prernaa's part as she did not act according to the agreed terms of Consent Minutes. Vashu Bhagnani's Pooja Entertainment will be bearing the P&A cost of the film and will also distribute the movie in India. Zee Studios will take 'Parmanu' to the international markets.
On March 31, JA Entertainment said in a statement that it had terminated the 'Parmanu' contract with KriArj owing to non-payment of dues and multiple postponements of film's release. KriArj then went on to dub John's notice as 'false and illegal'. What followed then was a series of allegations and counter allegations by both the banners.
After multiple delays, the film will finally release on May 25, thus, clashing with Harshvardhan Kapoor's 'Bhavesh Joshi Superhero'. Also starring Diana Penty, 'Parmanu' is based on India's nuclear tests in Pokhran.