When news emerged that Priyanka Chopra’s ex boyfriend, Aseem Merchant, was getting ready to make a film about her ex-manager, Prakash Jaju, the actress wasn’t best pleased. BizAsia has learnt that a court has put a stay order on the film.
A source close to the actress told Deccan Chronicle, “Priyanka had been upset ever since the news came out. Some common friends of Priyanka and Aseem had tried to dissuade Aseem from making the film, but Aseem had refused to budge.Left with no alternative, Priyanka had sent a legal notice to Aseem Merchant to take back all the publicity made in her name at the earliest”.
Merchant, at the time of receiving Chopra’s notice said it would not stop him from making the film. However, since the court order was put in place, a source revealed, “Now, if at all he makes the biopic, he will not be able to use Priyanka۪s name at all. He will have to give a disclaimer: The characters shown in the film are fictitious. They have no resemblances with anyone dead or alive۪.”
Jaju himself is believed to have said, “Currently, I am in London. I cannot state anything on the court order. I have sold the rights of the story to the producers for `5 crore and received `2.5 crore as the initial amount. I will be taking the rest of the amount from them”.
One wonders how the film will now carry on with the court order in place and whether Chopra will be forced to take more action.