Producer K.S. Rama Rao in cheating row
The 16th additional metropolitan magistrate of Nampally sessions court has ordered Tollywood senior producer and president of the AP Film Chamber of Commerce, Mr K.S. Rama Rao, to appear before the court on March 26.
Bollywood director Naren Aditya had filed a cheating case against Mr Rama Rao complaining that Mr Rao was not giving him directorship for the Hindi remake of the Telugu blockbuster Chandramukhi.
According to the complaint filed by Mr Aditya, Mr Rama Rao has bought the rights of Chandramukhi for Rs 60 lakh to remake it in Hindi and had promised him to pay Rs 50 lakh for directing its Hindi version.
Mr Aditya alleged that Mr Rama Rao breached the agreement, sold the rights to some other firm and didn’t pay him the money he had been promised.
“Aditya had negotiated and got Mr Rama Rao the rights of Chandramukhi. There was an agreement between my client and Mr Rama Rao according to which Mr Aditya was supposed to direct the Hindi version of the film. My client also got the dates from Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan for the film. But Mr Rama Rao sold the rights of the film to Super Cassettes of T-series for Rs 1.5 crore and paid only Rs 5 lakh to my client,” said Mr Devulapalli Chandrasekhar, Aditya’s advocate.
“When my client approached the producer, he refused to pay him the money. This is not expected of a person heading the AP Film Chamber of Commerce” he added.