- A UAE based businessman has alleged that his investment has been divested into production without his agreement.
- The businessman alleged that he didn't get what was promised and he subsequently filed a complaint against all the producers.
Ranveer Singh starrer 83, highly anticipated sports drama based on India’s historic win in 1983 World Cup is set to release on Dec. 24. But few days before the release, a complaint has been registered against all the producers, including Deepika Padukone, for cheating. Reportedly, a UAE based businessman has alleged that his investment has been divested into production without his agreement, and following which a complaint has been registered at Mumbai’s Andheri Metropolitan Magistrate Court.
As per the complainant, his company invested approximately INR 16 crore in the movie and was ensured good return by Vibri Media. However, the businessman has alleged that he didn’t get what was promised and he subsequently filed a complaint against all the producers. Reports doing the rounds have claimed that the financer’s funds were directed into multiple agreement involving Sajid Nadiadwala, director Kabir Khan and Deepika Padukone amongst others. According to reports citing sources, the funds were used for the production of the movie but without getting any consent and agreement from the investor.
Advocate Rizwan Siddiquee, representing the businessman has been quoted saying that his client has filed a complaint against all the producers including Deepika Padukone, who is amongst the producers and is also doing a cameo in the movie as Kapil Dev’s wife.
However, the trailer of the movie has created much hype amongst Bollywood as well as cricket fans. The movie is studded with many prominent actors like Pankaj Tripathi, Boman Irani, Harrdy Sandhu, Ammy Virk, Saqib Saleem etc. The first trailer released on November 30, showed Ranveer portraying Kapil Dev leading the team to historic World Cup win. The Gully Boy actor was lauded for his uncanny resemblance with Kapil Dev, the first Indian captain to win the Cricket World Cup.