Tamil actor T.R. Silambarasan on Tuesday claimed he was entitled to forfeit an advance of ₹1 crore paid to him by Vels Movie Worldwide because the film Corona Kumar was not shot inside one 12 months from July 16, 2021 when the artist settlement was signed by him to play the protagonist.
The actor has filed a counter-affidavit to a case filed towards him by the manufacturing firm earlier than the Madras Excessive Courtroom and urged the court docket to vacate an ex-parte interim order handed by it on August 29, 2023 directing him to furnish safety for a sum of ₹1 crore or find yourself struggling additional orders.
When the case was listed earlier than Justice Abdul Quddhose on Tuesday, the actor’s counsel Vijayan Subramanian stated, the actor had been paid solely an advance of ₹1 crore and never ₹4.5 crore as claimed by the producer. He stated, as per the settlement, Mr. Silambarasan’s whole remuneration was mounted as ₹9.5 crore.
The actor in his affidavit stated he had agreed to allot 50 days of name sheet inside one 12 months from the date on which the settlement was signed. Nonetheless, even pre-production work had not commenced earlier than July 15, 2022 and so he needed to endure big quantity of financial loss by not getting dedicated for different motion pictures throughout the interval.
Referring to a clause within the artists’ settlement, he contended the advance needn’t be repaid if the manufacturing of the film had not commenced/accomplished inside a 12 months. He had now dedicated to behave in an untitled film, tentatively named as STR#48, beneath the banner of Rajkamal Movies Worldwide.
Then again, advocate M. Santhanaraman, representing Vels Movie Worldwide, contended the actor couldn’t be allowed to benefit from his personal incorrect by contending he wouldn’t refund the advance quantity as a result of he had not acted in Corona Kumar.
The lawyer introduced it to the discover of the court docket that the movie producers’ council had issued a purple card towards the actor on the idea of a criticism lodged by one other producer although Vels Movies Worldwide too had lodged a criticism towards him earlier than the council for refusing to shoot Corona Kumar.
The advocate sought a while to file an in depth reply to the actor’s counter-affidavit and therefore the decide adjourned the listening to to October 6.