Sanjay Dutt slapped with non-bailable warrant over 'underworld threat' to filmmaker
Bollywood producer Shakil Noorani wants Dutt to repay him Rs. 50 lakh signing amount and Rs 2 crore for the loss of not completing the film Photograph: (Zee News Network)
Indian actor Sanjay Dutt has been slapped with a non-bailable warrant for allegedly threatening a filmmaker.
Filmmaker Shakil Noorani claimed that Dutt had promised to do a film with him in April 2002, but backed out at the last minute.
The Bollywood film producer said Dutt had taken Rs 50 lakh as a signing amount to complete his movie titled 'Jaan ki Baazi'.
Now as compensation, Noorani wants Dutt to repay him Rs. 50 lakh signing amount and Rs 2 crore for the loss of not completing the film.
Noorani also alleged that he then started receiving death threat calls from people in the underworld. He reportedly said the calls were traced to Dubai (UAE) and Karachi (Pakistan).
Dutt's lawyers have however dismissed Noorani's threat call claims.
Dutt has skipped two court cases in this matter earlier.
The actor has filed a review petition against Supreme Court's decision.
Dutt, who has worked in the Indian film industry for over three decades, has served time in prison in two different spells for illegal possession of armaments during the 1993 deadly serial bombings in Bombay, now called Mumbai.
(WION with agency inputs)