Scriptwriter sends Rs. 10cr legal notice to Randeep Hooda
Randeep Hooda, who turns 45 today, has been accused of giving false promises and threatening a scriptwriter-lyricist named Priya Sharma. Hooda and others allegedly assured to work with Sharma, asking her to send scripts and songs, but never acted upon their promise. Moreover, they also threatened her when she demanded they return her scripts. Sharma has sent a Rs. 10cr legal notice to them.
As per documents shared by Sharma, she met Hooda's mother Asha on Facebook in 2012. With time, she got well-acquainted with Hooda's mother. That's when Sharma told her that she had written scripts with the actor in mind. Asha then asked her to send the documents to Panchali Chakraborty (Hooda's manager) and Renuka Pillai (makeup artist), since their production house was soon coming up.
Reportedly, the complainant, who hails from Haryana, sent about 200 songs and 60 stories to Hooda, Asha, Mandeep Hooda, Dr. Anjali Hooda Sangwan, Chakraborty, and Pillai via email. But even though several years passed, none of her work was executed, nor was she given back the scripts. Apparently, when she asked them to return the documents, Sharma received death threats.
According to News18, the film writer had sent them the original copies of her work and has also registered a formal complaint at several places in the last two years, but in vain. Now, she has registered a complaint to the Range Commissioner of Haryana's Director General of Police, Faridabad, through email. Aside from the monetary compensation, she also demands a public apology.
In the notice, sent by Sharma through her lawyer Rajat Kalsan, it has been mentioned that the harassment for the past eight years has not just affected her career but also led to "physical and mental torture." The Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai actor or his spokespersons are yet to comment on the matter or the legal notice. Stay tuned for updates.