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Anupam Kher’s The Accidental Prime Minister in trouble, release stopped over unpaid dues

The Accidental Prime Minister is based on Sanjaya Baru's book 'The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh'.

India TV Entertainment Desk India TV Entertainment Desk
New Delhi Published on: August 29, 2018 11:22 IST
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Anupam Kher in The Accidental Prime Minister

Anupam Kher has been ruling the headlines for his upcoming Bollywood drama The Accidental Prime Minister. The looks of the various characters in the movie and sneak peek from the sets have peaked the curiosity of the fans and they are eagerly waiting for the film. However, it looks like Anupam Kher fans have to wait for the flick as its release has been stopped over unpaid dues.

The official liquidator of the Bombay High Court directed the Censor Board not to release The Accidental Prime Minister as the production house, Bohra Bros Production Pvt Ltd, is under liquidation. Speaking to mid-day, Dinesh Tiwari, senior counsel for the petitioner (Jai Entertainment Network Pvt Ltd), said, "My clients had lent crores to Bohra Brothers, but even after giving them enough time they have intentionally and deliberately not cleared the full sum. The firm would pay in installments, and at times, did not even honour cheques, causing serious financial losses to my clients, who then decided to move the high court. The owner, Sunil Bohra, is well known in the film industry, as he had produced Gangs of Wasseypur, Shahid, Tanu Weds Manu, Tanu Weds Manu: Returns, Mastram, etc."

"The court had passed an order in favour of my client in December 2017, but the Bohras did not honour the order. We again moved court, which directed the matter to Justice P D Kode for arbitration. When the Bohras failed to adhere to the arbitration order as well, an official liquidator was appointed, as per the HC order dated April 12, 2018, and the liquidation process began. We have also registered a criminal case against Sunil Bohra and his company with the EOW," Tiwari said.

Starring Anupam Kher, Akshaye Khanna and others, The Accidental Prime Minister is based on Sanjaya Baru's book 'The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh'. The movie was slated to release on December 21 this year. The action taken by the High Court is the result of a complaint by Jain Entertainment Network Pvt Ltd, an Andheri-based firm that moved a petition to wind up operations of Bohra Bros Production Pvt Ltd on grounds because the company was unable to pay off its debts.



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