It seems like the controversies surrounding Sara Ali Khan’s debut film are never ending as the film has hit another roadblock, which just might affect its release in India.
Producer Vashu Bhagnani, who owns Pooja Entertainment, has claimed that Prernaa Arora of KriArj Entertainment has sold over the Indian theatrical rights of the film to him.
Bhagnani has sent a legal notice to co-producer Abhishek Kapoor, who was unaware of the entire scenario, and his new ally Ronnie Screwvala, who stepped in as the new producer of the film replacing KriArj.
In his notice, Bhagnani has demanded back his investment, which he made during the time when KriArj was co-producer of the film, or else as a producer of Kedarnath he won’t give permission to the makers of the film to release the film in India.
In their defence, Kapoor and Screwvala has sent another legal notice to Prernaa for selling the rights of without their permission.
According to a report in Bollywood hungama, Prernaa stated that she did sign a deal with Bhagnani about doing films together. But she failed to inform Bhagnani about the Screwvala coming onboard as the solo producer of the film because of time constraints.
Her statement also reads that she came across media reports that how much Screwvala was interested in serving as the solo producer of Kedarnath and expressed he will be giving money to all the producers including share of Prernaa, which was around Rs 15-crore.
Apparently, Bhagnani is not the only one with a tussle with the makers of Kedarnath as there are two more production houses making similar claims.
Gothic Entertainment and Padma Ispat are the other two production houses claiming the same as Bhagnani and wants their investment back.
However, Prernaa said that the two have nothing to do with Kedarnath and she will deal with them legally in court.
All this chaos between the producers will surely affect Sara’s debut opposite Sushant Singh Rajput as the film is facing hiccups ahead of its release.
Directed by Abhishek Kapoor, Kedarnath, was earlier scheduled to release in December 2018 but for now the film is expected to be released in the early 2019.