Ali Fazal calls out producers for non-payment of dues

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Ali Fazal is currently neck deep in work and has been shooting long hours in Benaras for the second season of his hit Amazon Prime show ‘Mirzapur’. He will soon kick off the promotions of his next film ‘Prasthanam’ with Sanjay Dutt. Fazal was up for rude shock on social media on 1st August when he found a song of his film ‘Tadka’ doing the rounds on fan clubs.

Months after the Taapsee Pannu and Ali Fazal starrer ‘Tadka’ directed by Prakash Raj ran into legal debacle, ZEE Music Company (the music wing of ZEE Studios) was seen uploading a song from the film on their official YouTube channel (7 days ago) and even tweeting the same from their official handle. The film is a remake of the Malayalam hit ‘Salt N’ Pepper’, has run into legal trouble over the IP rights of the venture. The film also stars Nana Patekar, Shriya Saran, in key roles.

Fazal was quick to turn to Twitter to call out the producers for their ethical breach. He tweeted, “There’s a court case on the producers of this film as far as I remember. Cheques had bounced. Actors and crew still haven’t gotten paid. Surprised to see a promotional song coming out from the film (sic.)”

A source informs, “Ali was utterly displeased with the rampant flouting of court rules which evidently had kept the film on hold. Additionally, he saw the incident as a breach of ethical conduct on part of the producers who are yet to clear payments for cast and crew but are willing to flaunt their film on social media. Not the one to stay mum on issues close to his heart, he put his version out there to make his stand on the matter clear and show his solidarity with the aggrieved cast and crew.”

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