Producer Rajesh Sharma will demand Rs.50 lakh in damages from Israd Ahmad, the director of his production â€œLateefâ€, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, as his name is missing from the credits.
He was surprised as he is said to have had a formal agreement notifying the terms with Ahmad. Sharma has now consulted his lawyers and will lodge the case by Tuesday.
Sharma told IANS: â€œIsrar wasnâ€™t even the director of the film when I was associated with it. After I completed the first copy, I put it in the cans. But then, when â€˜Gangs of Wasseypurâ€™ did well at the box office, he (Ahmad) gave me an offer to sell â€˜Lateefâ€™. Since we had good relations, I sold the film to him for Rs.13 lakh.â€
The only condition Sharma put in front of Ahmad was to display his name as a producer in the film credits.
â€œWhen I saw the filmâ€™s poster, I was satisfied that my name was showing as a presenter. But when I saw the film, I was shocked that my name didnâ€™t feature in the credit rolls,â€ said Sharma, who doesnâ€™t want to keep calm and has now embarked on a mission to claim justice.