In recent years, it has become a trend that all big banner movies face legal problems just before their release and Sanjay Dutt's movie Rascals, which is set to hit the screens on 7th October, is not exception to it. This film has also landed in a legal trouble, which is posing a threat to the film not being screened in Cinemax.
The CEO of Cinemax, Sunil Punajbi has taken Sanjay Dutt's partners Sanjay Ahluwalia of Rupali Aum Entertainment to court following his dispute with Vinay Choksey of Cinemax Pvt Ltd. He has claimed that Sanjay has not fulfilled the commitment of making a movie despite being paid Rs 2 crore in 2008. He has also filed a plea in a court for a stay on the release of Rascals.
"Their company was supposed to make a movie for us. So we've opted for the legal route to get our money back. We have decided to not screen Rascals at any of our properties," the Mid-Day quotes Sunil Punajbi as saying. He added, The company invested a considerable amount of money. But there has been nothing coming out of that. We've reacted on getting no results after three years of waiting."
However, Cinemax is one of the largest multiplex chains and it has 126 screens across India. The bosses of the multiplex have planned to boycott the screening of Rascals. Instead, they are banking on Hollywood biggie Real Steel. Now, trade analysts feel that Cinemax's decision will make a big dent in the collections of Rascals.