Priyanka Chopra has threatened legal action against her ex-boyfriend Aseem Merchant and manager Prakash Jaju after news emerged that they were planning to make a biopic of the actress revolving around her personal and professional life.
The legal notice read: “Our client is shocked to note that while all the news articles mention the proposed film as your (Jaju’s) biopic, the promotions largely refer to our client and inclusion of aspects of her and her family life rather than references to you.
You are intending to collude with Mr Merchant in violation of our client’s rights, including right to privacy, defaming our client and lowering her reputation, seeking to subject her to hatred and ridicule.
Our client calls upon you to withdraw all the publicity material of the film with immediate effect, desist using or referring to any personal or confidential information about her and/or her family, desist from producing, releasing the proposed film and tender an unconditional apology to her.”
Merchant dated Chopra when the model turned actress was crowned Miss World in 2000. He launched a production house called Limelight Motion Pictures Pvt Ltd and its under that banner Merchant has maintained that he is making a biopic on Chopra’s ex-manager Jaju called ’67 Days’. According to Mumbai Mirror, the actress had an ugly fallout with Jaju which led to him being arrested and imprisoned for 67 days in 2008.
Jaju said, “If she has still has any objection, then we shall drop the film. I don’t want to hurt her sentiments. The film is about me, not Priyanka. She is just a chapter in that.”