Prernaa Arora’s KriArj Entertainment has been in the news days for all the wrong reasons. After Kedarnath, Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran and Batti Gul Meter Chalu, it is now Fanne Khan in the eye of the storm over alleged non-payment of dues.
According to reports, the shooting of Fanne Khan, which also stars Anil Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao in lead roles, has been reportedly stalled.
A Mid Day report quoted an unnamed crew member from the film as saying, “The freelancers associated with the project have a contract with KriArj Entertainment. We were told that the payments would come in by early March, but haven’t received a penny. So, we’ve decided not to start work on the next schedule till we get paid. We have given an ultimatum to the producers to clear the dues by April 15.”
However, co-producers of the film, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Pictures (ROMP), have claimed the shoot was stalled because of unavailability of choreographers. Rajiv Tandon of ROMP told the tabloid, “We were working towards getting a particular choreographer on board. That took a while. The shoot is lined up for April 24 to May 7.”
Though Prernaa Arora of KriArj Entertainent remained unavailable for comment, a spokesperson for the production house told Hindustan Times, “There seems to be a concerted and obvious effort from some people who are trying to create stories on a regular basis to try and malign our production house. We have been putting a sincere and determined effort to make good films and further establish ourselves into this great industry and will continue to do so. We believe in keeping our head down and focus on doing good work.”
While the previous two controversies are yet to be settled, earlier this week, a third one cropped up for KriArj Entertainment, which is Shahid’s Batti Gul Meter Chalu had to be reportedly stalled due to the same issue – non-payment of dues.