New Delhi: The battle between the producers of Parmanu - John Abraham's JA Entertainment and Prernaa Arora's KriArj Entertainment - has intensified as an FIR has reportedly been filed against the actor and his production house on charges of cheating and misappropriation of funds.
"FIR has been registered by Khar Police Station against John Abraham and his company JA Ent after criminal complaint was filed by Kriarj Entertainment for commission of various criminal offences including cheating , breach of trust , fraud , misappropriation of funds and copyright infringement due to John and his company duping KriArj Entertainment out of the crores of rupees invested by KriArj Entertainment towards the production of the film 'Parmanu'" KriArj Entertainment stated in a statement, according to DNA.
It was reported earlier that John's production house John Abraham Entertainment has terminated partnership with Kriarj Entertainment and has decided to go solo with his forthcoming film Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran, as per news agency PTI.
John Abraham Entertainment published a notice in a leading daily which read, "Delay in payments/non-payments, have caused delays in the post production work after the film's principal shoot was completed by us in time and on schedule last year."
However, Kriarj termed the termination as 'invalid and illegal.' "Please note that the said termination is illegal and invalid. Our rights in the film as a joint producer/presenter and owner of all rights are fully secured, we have always fulfilled all our commitments till date and have clear intent to continue doing so," PTI quoted Kriarj as saying.
Kriarj accused that John Abraham Entertainment has failed to fulfil their commitment to complete the project, to which the production house replied, "We have fulfilled our commitment at every stage of this project and intimated Kriarj in writing from time to time. We have been waiting and asking for payments at every stage. Our payments have either been delayed or we have received wrong UTR number. Cheque payments have been stopped time and again," reported PTI.