In a recent development, the Madras High Court has given a stringent directive to actor Simbu. The court has mandated Simbu to furnish a surety of Rs 1 crore by September 19. If he fails to comply, he stands to be prohibited from working on other cinematic projects.
Delving into the origins of this dispute, Simbu had previously entered into an agreement to be compensated with Rs 9.5 crores for a project. Out of this agreed amount, the actor had already been remunerated with Rs 4.5 crores. However, issues arose when the Wales film production company alleged that despite receiving this sum, Simbu refrained from participating in the shooting sessions. To solidify their claim, the company has presented documents showing an advance payment of Rs 1 crore to the actor.
The crux of the issue pertains to the movie “Corona Kumar.” According to the Wales production company, while Simbu had been contracted for their project, he was instead seen working in other films. As a result, they lodged a petition against the actor.
During the course of the hearing surrounding this petition, the Madras High Court decreed that Simbu should provide a guarantee of Rs 1 crore, reinforcing the gravity of the ongoing legal tussle. The coming days will undoubtedly shed more light on how this cinematic and legal drama unfolds.