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Anupam complaints to the actors’ association, Tusshar moves court
Meena Iyer and Hiren Kotwani (BOMBAY TIMES; October 15, 2012)
Samir Karnik’s movie, Chaar Din Ki Chandni, starring Om Puri, Anupam Kher, Anita Raaj and Tusshar Kapoor, had released in March 2012. But six months down the line, Samir has reportedly not paid his main actors and even their staff members.
We hear that the legal department of Balaji Telefilms has initiated action against Samir, on behalf of Tusshar Kapoor. Our sources indicate that Tusshar’s lawyers have filed a case against the filmmaker, under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, after the cheques issued by him allegedly bounced.
Tusshar refused to comment, saying the matter is subjudice. But the actor admitted that he and his staff members have not received payment from Samir.
Anupam Kher, who has filed a complaint against Samir with the actors’ association, said, “Yes, Samir Karnik hasn’t paid me. I’ve filed a complaint with the actors’ association. The response that I got from him through the association is that he wants more time. He has not communicated with me personally in the last six months. It’s absolutely unprofessional. I’ve been kind to him by not depositing the cheque that he gave me. If I do that and it bounces, it will automatically become a police case. I’ve nothing against Samir as a person. I need my money desperately. He has given only 15-20% of the remuneration. I did Chaar Din Ki Chandni in good faith. My More >
The actor takes the filmmaker to court after a cheque in his name fails to clear
Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; August 27, 2012)
Tusshar Kapoor is extremely upset with filmmaker Samir Karnik with whom he worked in Chaar Din Ki Chandni. Earlier Tusshar had filed a case against Karnik for non-payment of Rs 1.75 crore which he had given him as a loan to promote his film. Now apparently Tusshar’s cheque of the part payment of his remuneration has also bounced.
Zameer Nathani, legal advisor for Tusshar Kapoor says, “Yes, his cheque of R 36 lakh after the TDS was cut from Rs 40 lakh has bounced. The cheque was dated for July 30, and it was part payment of an agreed amount between the two. However, the cheque bounced with a letter stating “insufficient funds”.
Now we are filing a police complaint and a legal case about cheating and breach of trust. It will be filed under Section 138 and we have also filed a complaint at the Cine Artistes Association and the matter is going on.” Samir Karnik did not reply to our SMS.
By Samir Karnik (MID-DAY; April 20, 2012)
A rather friendly guy, it takes a lot to push Tusshar Kapoor up the wall.
Filmmaker Samir Karnik has apparently managed to miff Tusshar, so much so that the actor has now got his lawyer to file a case against him. Reason being the Chaar Din Ki Chandni director’s unwillingness to return the money he borrowed from Tusshar or clear his remuneration for the film.
The source also adds that the cheques the director had issued to the actor bounced, as there weren’t enough funds in his account.
Speaking about the money Karnik owes Tusshar, our source says, “During the making of the film, Samir borrowed about Rs 1.70 crore from Tusshar, saying he would repay it after selling the film’s satellite rights. But eventually the actor acquired the rights and despite helping the director in good faith, found his trust betrayed.”
The source adds, “Samir claimed that the film cost about Rs 15 crore to make, but it doesn’t look like he’s actually spent so much on it. However, when Tusshar deposited the cheques, they bounced. And according to Samir’s bank, it was because of insufficient funds. Since Samir is taking things lightly, Tusshar has decided that he’s waited enough for his money,” summed up our source.
Karnik says: “I’ve cleared Tusshar’s payment and have his manager’s signature on the receipts. They haven’t deposited the cheques, so the question of them bouncing doesn’t arise.
And I’ve not taken any loan from him. In fact, he invested the More >
Saregama insists on holding rights of songs in their original and remixed avatars
Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 21, 2012)
This could come as a shock to producers interested in remixes of yesteryear hits. No longer will they be able to acquire remix rights simply by coughing up amounts fixed on rate cards of music companies. As producer Vashu Bhagnani and director Sajid Khan learnt—-the hard way—-when they approached Saregama for remix rights of Bappi Lahiri’s music in the 1978 blockbuster Himmatwala, only to be told by the music company that they would get the original copyrights only if they surrendered their music rights to Saregama HMV.
Apparently, Sajid, who is directing the remake of Himmatwala for Vashu, with Ajay Devgn as leading man, desperately wanted two of Bappida’s tracks from the original film: Naino mein sapna and Taaki re taaki and was left with no other option but to accept Saregama’s ultimatum.
It is true. After snappy remixes of classic numbers like Dum maro Dum and Apni to Jaise Taise, Saregama, which owns the copyrights of a majority of such evergreen songs, will henceforth insist on holding the rights of the songs both in their original and remixed avatars. Confirming the development, Apurv Nagpal, CEO, Saregama, said, “Yes, we now insist on retaining the rights of the original and the remix. We prefer to buy out the entire rights of an album containing a Saregama remix. Recently, when director Samir Karnik wanted to do a remix of the title More >
Anaya Brahma who debuted with the filmmaker’s last filed a complaint against him at Oshiwara
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 20, 2012)
Filmmaker Samir Karnik’s last film Chaar din Ki Chandni seems to have brought him a lot of attention. And not for the right reasons. Firstly the film was rated zero by a critic which made the filmmaker not too happy. And now, Mirror has learnt that Samir has been accused of harassment and not honouring a film commitment by singer Anaya Brahma. In fact, Anaya had filed a non-cognizable report at Oshiwara police station.
Though it was Samir, who had given Anaya her first Bollywood break in his film , the singer has claimed that she was promised a full fledged video as well. “I was promised a three-minute video towards the end of the film and was assured that it will be promoted well. When I finally got the video copy choreographed by Bosco Ceasar, it was only two-minutes long,” complained Anaya who composed sang the number titled DJ Play That Song in the film. She even got the due credits as a music director.
Reacting to Anaya’s allegations, Samir said, “I have given the video to Anaya some 15-20 days back and her song has been used with the lead actors of the film. If she is making these allegations, it is very stupid. Her payment would be in the form of a music video. And we have already done it.”
This, however is just one of the accusations that Anaya made against the filmmaker. “One night he asked me to join him and a few other More >
BASHING CRITICS – A WISE MOVE?
A lot is at stake for filmmakers when they direct/produce a movie – not only money, but also image, respect and reputation. He has to work tirelessly just before the release to ensure prints are dispatched on time, film’s songs and promos get aired on TV and YouTube and that promotional events get good media coverage. However, all this goes waste if film isn’t well made and doesn’t work at the box office. Words can’t describe the experience that a director/producer goes through when he realizes that the film which he worked on day and night for many months has been outright rejected at the box office.
Samir Karnik was both the director and producer of Chaar Din Ki Chandni (CDKC). Sadly, his film didn’t do well on the day it released (Thursday-Holi) and even Friday was bad. The critics weren’t kind to the film either. At an event held on Saturday, Samir lashed out at the critics, abusing them and said that they brainwash people and should be banned from writing reviews! Funnily, he praised those critics who wrote positive review of CKDC like Taran Adarsh, Subhash K Jha and even Jeeturaj, saying that these people have knowledge of cinema and deserve to write! He further says that he regretted screening a press show of CDKC. “Popcorn bhi mera kehta hoon aur mere khilaaf likhte ho! Sharm nahi aati?!” is what he said! He has therefore decided not to held a press show ever again for his forthcoming films!
Comments like these were certainly immature More >
The actor muses about the rat race in B-Town
Madhureeta Mukherjee (BOMBAY TIMES; March 15, 2012)
You’ve finally found your niche with comic roles… I made bad choices, was lazy and didn’t take my career seriously. Eventually I reached a point where there wasn’t much to be proud of. I had to pull up my socks. I never blamed my audience for not liking my films.
So are you competitive now? Of course, but I don’t get it when people pitch actors against each other. Just because a certain actor’s film has worked wonders, doesn’t mean my film can’t. It’s healthy competition.
You ended 2011 on a ‘dirty’ note… Yes, 2011 was a good year; I enjoyed critical success with Shor In The City and then of course, ended the year on a ‘dirty’ note. Anything ‘dirty’ sells, but the film was respected and liked by the classes and masses alike. I’m still basking in its glory and I hope some of it spills over to my other films.
Vidya and Ekta walked away with most awards… did you feel left out? It’s okay as long as I got to applaud them. It was our film and Vidya, of course, was the hero of the film. Awards don’t make me happy for more than one night. It’s momentary, but word-of-mouth publicity and compliments I get from colleagues and fans matter more.
And then you stepped into your father’s shoes… Yeah, I showed off some ‘Jeetu moves’ in Chaar Din Ki Chandni. I wasn’t nervous doing it. In fact, I just let go. There was some similarity in our moves… I guess it was genetic.
What about a More >
COMEDY V/S MYSTERY THIS WEEKEND!
At a recent event held to promote Chaar Din Ki Chandni, director Samir Karnik was asked whether he feels threatened by the fact that his film is releasing alongside Kahaani that has created enough excitement for the viewers. I was left astonished with the question! This is because Kahaani is a women-centric film and doesn’t boast of any known male lead. Yet, it has created enough buzz and will be giving tough competition to Chaar Din Ki Chandni even though it belongs to the ‘safe’ comic genre! Times have changed for sure!
Talking of Chaar Din Ki Chandni (CDKC), the film stars Tusshar Kapoor and Kulraj Randhawa and dozens of supporting actors like Anupam Kher, Anita Raj, Sushant Singh, Chandrachur Singh, Om Puri, Mukul Dev, Farida Jalal etc. The film is special in many ways. Tusshar, in this film, disguises as Sardar and man…he looks so unrecognizable! In fact many viewers didn’t knew, after watching the trailer, that the sardar they just saw is none other than Tusshar! Secondly, we’ll get to see Anita Raj and Chandrachur Singh after ages. Thirdly, the film is directed by Samir Karnik who directed last year’s comic caper Yamla Pagla Deewana (YPD). In fact, CDKC too has flashes of YPD as well. The film has been shot in the beautiful and sprawling Khimsar Palace Fort in Rajasthan. Karnik in an interview wonderfully explained the plot of the film, “The film shows the clash of Punjabi and Rajasthani cultures. Both are Singhs but who’s the real More >
Directed by Samir Karnik, the release has been preponed by a day – from March 9 to March 8 — since it is full moon and Holi on the 8th of March
BOMBAY TIMES (March 5, 2012)
Sushant Singh I have always played a serious character and here it is like making fun of my angry image. I am shown angry but nobody knows why I am. I am the last one to get attracted to Chandni. I cannot let go my image but finally I fall for her. There is a huge turnaround and I am transformed. Apart from her charm, I guess I am attracted to Chandni because I am a repressed and suppressed Rajput who has never had the chance to venture out of his royal home. He has never considered girls as an option.
Mukul Dev My character Uday Bhan is a typical royal — a shaukeen. He has his heart on his sleeve. He thinks he is a Casanova. He is very in-your-face trying to impress the women around, but he is not a lech. He fantasises about Chandni because he finds her quite ethnic in her looks and the way she dresses.
Chandrachur Singh Bottle mein apple juice ho ya sharaab, audience ko mazaa utna hi aata hai. I am the sophisticated one, but I love alcohol and I am high most of the time. The unpredictability of my character and my shaiyarana andaaz makes it more comical. Chandni plays around making me believe that she loves me, and I try to woo her.
Tusshar Kapoor My brothers are not aware that Chandni is my girl friend and the situation doesn’t permit me to reveal it to them. My three brothers — they’re all More >
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 27, 2012)
Ajay Devgn is rarely seen in special appearances or doing any voice overs. But Mumbai Mirror has learnt that Devgn will be doing the voice over for the second time in Samir Karnik’s Tusshar Kapoor starrer Chaar Din Ki Chandni. Incidentally, the first time he did, was also for Karnik’s Yamla Pagla Deewana.
Karnik told this newspaper, “Ajay Devgn did the voice over for our last film Yamla Pagla Deewana and it turned out to be a hit. I have high regards for him. Ajay has a fabulous voice. He comes in the opening sequence of the film and introduces the characters and setting.”
Also, Kapoor is extremely close to Devgn.