Salman Khan the Bhai of Bollywood has again landed in a legal soup, the star has been sued for Rs 250 crore.
As if 2002 hit and run case and black buck case weren’t enough to keep this superstar tensed that this new trouble is here to haunt him. ‘Veer’ producer Vijay Galani has reportedly filed defamation case against Salman Khan for Rs 250 crore.
While talking to a leading website,Vijay Galani has revealed that he knows Salman Khan and his family for years and worked with in the film ‘Veer’ along with Sohail Khan, Subhash Ghai and Sajid Nadiadwala.
While talking about the commercial agreement, Galani said, “I agreed to give Salman a signing amount of Rs 10 crores for Veer. In his entire career Salman had not received this kind of a signing amount. In fact his entire fee for Yuvraaj and Wanted and other films during that period was around 7-8 crores each.Even Salim Saab said this signing amount was unprecedented. Besides this amount we agreed that Salman would get Rs 15 crores if and when there is an ‘overflow'(profits made by the film). Salman completed the film happily. And I sold the film to Eros Entertainment.Eros, Salman and I drew up a tri-party agreement that the first overflow amount of Rs 15 crores would go to Salman.”
As we all know, ‘Veer’ was a super flop at the box office, but as per Vijaya Galani, he received a letter from Salman Khan’s office demanding him to show the copy of the agreement letter. “The most interesting thing about this letter was that on the night before I received it I was at Salman’s place laughing and joking as usual. He mentioned that his new business manager was sending me a letter and I should just ignore it. Then in April I received another letter stating that Salman finds the Rs15 crore overflow agreement to be unacceptable. This, after everything being on paper.We were working together for two years and he never mentioned he had any problem with the ‘overflow’ agreement. What made him suddenly wake up about having a problem with the overflow?” Says Vijay Galani.
Vijay Galani complains that he took the matter to CINTAA(the Cine & TV Artistes Association) and they initially ruled in hi sfavour but after Salman Khan’s office intervened the association issued a non-cooperation letter again Vijay.
Post this, Vijay took the matter to court and after fighting for three years, he has got the judgment his favour has sued Salman Khan for defaming him and harassing him for three years.