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Sivakarthikeyan moves to courtroom, accuses Mr Local producer Gnanavelraja of non-payment of dues worth ₹4 crore

Actor Sivakarthikeyan has moved to Madras High Court after accusing producer Gnanavel Raja of not paying his remuneration of 15 crore in full for the Tamil film Mr. Local. He mentioned that solely 11 crore was paid to him when he was signed for the project and the remaining Rs. 4 crore is but to be cleared. Also learn: Mr Local film review: This Sivakarthikeyan and Nayanthara starrer is a innocent entertainer

As per Sivakarthikeyan’s grievance, he had entered into an settlement with the producer on July 6, 2018, for accepting to play the lead position in Mr. Local. As per the settlement, his remuneration was 15 crore and it was to be paid in several installments with the final of 1 crore to be paid earlier than the discharge of the film.

As per a report by The Hindu, Sivakarthikeyan has urged the courtroom to restrain the producer from making any additional investments in his ongoing tasks akin to Rebel, Chiyaan 61 and Pathu Thala. He additionally requested that Gnanavel be injuncted from transferring any rights with respect to the three films both to movie distributors for theatrical launch or to Over-the-Top (OTT) platforms. The case has been listed for listening to on Thursday.

Sivakarthikeyan has claimed though the movie launched on May 27, 2019, the producer had solely paid 11 crore until then and the remaining 4 crore was left unpaid. Despite a number of reminders to clear the steadiness fee, it was by no means paid.

Sivakarthikeyan was slapped with a discover by the Income Tax Department on February 1 for the reason that producer had failed to remit TDS for the fee of 11 crore. Even although the actor filed a writ petition difficult the discover, 91 lakh was deducted from his account which pressured him to file the present case.

Sivakarthikeyan at present awaits the discharge of upcoming Tamil science-fiction thriller, Ayalaan. The movie is claimed to be centered on a lost alien who finds a pal in Sivakarthikeyan’s character. It has been directed by Ravi Kumar.

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