Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's upcoming Bollywood film Fanne Khan, which also features talented actors like Anil Kapoor and Rajkumar Rao, is in big trouble.
According to a report published in Mid-Day, the movie is in big trouble because of non-payment of dues. Therefore, the crew members have refused to shoot the final two songs and other pending work for the film. One of the crew members said that he hasn't been paid for his work on the film so far.
"The freelancers associated with the project have a contract with KriArj Entertainment. We were told that the payment would come in by early March but haven't received a penny. So we've decided not to start work on the next schedule till we get paid. We have given an ultimatum to the producers to clear the dues by April 15," the report quoted him as saying.
Rajiv Tandon of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Pictures (ROMP), co-producers of the film, said, "I am personally looking into payments and there isn't any delay from our end."
Fanne Khan is the fourth film co-produced by KriArj Entertainment, which is in financial trouble. Recently, John Abraham had terminated his collaboration with KriArj and announced a new date for his next film Parmanu - The Story Of Pokhran. John also accused KriArj of defaulting on payments that led to delays in the movie's release.
John's company JA Entertainment had also issued a statement, which read, "John Abraham “had signed a Co-production agreement with Prernaa Arora’s company Kriarj Entertaiment Pvt Ltd... After Prernaa's repeated delays in making payments by stopping cheque payments and giving wrong bank transfer details (UTR numbers) at every stage and refusal to pay the last tranches of amount, which were critical for completing the post-production work of the film, John followed the due process as laid down by law. He first gave a legal notice to cure the breach and after Prernaa's failure to cure the breaches, John terminated the agreement with Prernaa in order to save his film."