Bollywood film producer Vijay Galani has sued actor Salman Khan for defamation and is seeking a whopping Rs 250 crores in damages. Galani produced movie titled Veer starring Salman Khan and Zarine Khan.
Actor Salman Khan approached Vijay Galani in the year 2008 to produce Veer, post which the star reportedly received signing amount of Rs 10 crore from the producer. Thereafter, an agreement was drawn up between Salman Khan, Vijay Galani and Eros International. According to the agreement, Salman Khan would be given another Rs 15 crore, after release of the movie and recovery of the costs.
The movie Veer hit the theatres in the year 2010 and it bombed at the box office. Three months post the movie’s release, actor Salman Khan asked for a copy of the contract from the producer. After receiving the agreement copy, the actor said that he intended to make few amendments in the agreement to suit his personal interest. The producer denied and then Salman Khan approached Cine and TV Artistes Association (CINTAA). However, the association gave the decision in favour of the producer.
Later on, a unilateral motion of non-cooperation was issued against the producer by Federation of Western India Cine Association (FWICE), after Salman Khan approached it.
In response, Vijay Galani approached the Producers’ Guild. Mukesh Bhatt who heads it wrote to FWICE saying that as the non-cooperation decision was unilateral, it is not valid.