Mumbai: Producer Rajesh Sharma will demand Rs.50 lakh in damages from Israd Ahmad, the director of his production “Lateef”, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, as his name is missing from the credits.
He was surprised as he is said to have had a formal agreement notifying the terms with Ahmad. Sharma has now consulted his lawyers and will lodge the case by Tuesday.
Sharma told IANS: “Israr wasn’t even the director of the film when I was associated with it. After I completed the first copy, I put it in the cans. But then, when ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ did well at the box office, he (Ahmad) gave me an offer to sell ‘Lateef’. Since we had good relations, I sold the film to him for Rs.13 lakh.”
The only condition Sharma put in front of Ahmad was to display his name as a producer in the film credits.
“When I saw the film’s poster, I was satisfied that my name was showing as a presenter. But when I saw the film, I was shocked that my name didn’t feature in the credit rolls,” said Sharma, who doesn’t want to keep calm and has now embarked on a mission to claim justice.