Kamal Haasan’s Vishwaroopam 2 is set to release on August 10th. The film’s release may be stalled as the top production house, Pyramid Saimira has filed a case.
The production house has asked Kamal Haasan to settle back the money that the actor took for filming Marmayogi. Pyramid Saimira filed a case with Madras High Court.
Pyramid Saimira has alleged that Kamal Haasan owed it Rs.7.75 crore. The company says the dues cannot be recovered from the actor if Vishwaroopam-2 is allowed to release.
According to the company, it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Raaj Kamal Films International — Kamal Haasan is one of the partners — for joint production of a Tamil movie Marmayogi.
Marmayogi has been Kamal Haasan’s dream project that was launched grandly in 2002 with Queen Elizabeth attending the event as chief guest.
As per the MoU, Kamal Haasan had agreed to play a lead role in Marmayogi, pen the story, screenplay and dialogues.
It is alleged that Pyramid Saimira paid Kamal Haasan Rs.10.9 crore in two instalments.
The production company accused the actor of diverting the money for producing another of his movie.
The court issued a notice to the actor asking him to reply by August 6, the next date for hearing.