Tamil actor Sivakarthikeyan who was last seen in the 2021 blockbuster Kollywood dark action comedy Doctor, filed the case against the producer of his 2019 romantic comedy Mr. Local before the madras high court.
The actor accused the producer, K.E Gnanavel Raja of non-payment of the due remunerations, as per the media reports the actor said that he signed the project for Rs 15 Cr, but was paid only Rs 11 Cr and the due Rs 4 Cr is yet to paid.
Reportedly, Sivakarthikeyan signed the project on 6 July 2018 with an agreement with the producer Gnanavel, and as per the agreement, the actor had to be paid Rs 15 Cr before the film’s release, in installments.
The actor said that he was only paid Rs 11 Cr till the release date, and after urging many times the producer didn’t pay the due remunerations.
The Rs 91 Lakhs were deducted from the actor’s account on the account the producer failed to remit the TDS (Tax Deducted at Source) of Rs 11 Cr which leads to ITD (Income tax department) slapping a notice on the actor on Feb 1.
He had filed a writ petition against the notice still the amount was deducted which coerced the actor to file the case, said the actor.
Doctor fame actor urged before the Madras high court to put a stop to the producer’s forthcoming ventures such as Rebel, Pathu Thala, and Chiyaan 61.
He also said that bar the producer from transferring any rights of his upcoming films regarding distribution for theatrical, digital for OTT or satellite rights for TV premiere. The court will hear the case on March 31, Thursday.
Talking about the actor, he started his acting career with national film awardee Dhanush’s psychological thriller 3, in the span of his almost 10 yr film career, the actor has appeared in 17 Tamil films. Last year his dark comedy Doctor which was released amid covid pandemic was a huge hit and minted Rs 100 cr. The actor along with the acting also produced the film under his banner Sivakarthikeyan Productions.
Conversely, Producer Gnanavel’s last three films have been commercially unsuccessful including this year’s Theal starring Prabhu Deva which was released on 14 Jan 2022 and was a crtically-commercially unsuccessful film.