Earlier this year, Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor starrer ‘Stree’ managed to get a healthy profit from the box office. In a sharing agreement, producer Dinesh Vijan had agreed to share any profits with director duo Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK. The duo – who were creative producers – are reportedly all set to sue Vijan as he hasn’t kept to the agreement.
“As per the contract, Dinesh Vijan was supposed to share 50 per cent of the profits with Raj-DK, if and when the film became profitable. Stree earned more than a Rs 100 crores at the Indian box office. Vijan seems to have got second thoughts over the profit-sharing when he saw the kind of money the film has made,” said a trade source, according to Deccan Chronicle.
The source added, “Forget about sharing fifty percent, Vijan has not given Raj and DK a single penny of the profits. Considering how huge the film’s success has become, this is unpardonable. Raj and DK are taking the legal route. Dinesh Vijan will shortly receive a legal notice”.
In conclusion, the source said, “Stree was almost complete when Vijan offered to join the project as co-producers. If Raj-DK had known how this partnership would pan out, they’d have never agreed to it. It is one thing to try and project oneself as the dominant partner. But to rob the rightful creators of the project of credit and cash, is just not done. Raj and DK will see Dinesh Vijan in court”.
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