It might be a disappoint to Anupam Kher fans who had been waiting for the movie – The Accidental Prime Minister – as official liquidator of the Bombay High Court directed the Censor Board not to release the film as the production house, Bohra Bros Production Pvt Ltd, is under liquidation.
Starring Anupam Kher, Akshaye Khanna and others, The Accidental Prime Minister is based on Sanjaya Baru’s book ‘The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh‘. The movie was slated to release on December 21 this year.
The High Court action is a result of non-compliance of its order on a complaint by Jain Entertainment Network Pvt Ltd, an Andheri-based firm that moved a petition to wind up operations of Bohra Bros Production Pvt Ltd on grounds that the company was unable to pay off its debts.
Speaking to a publication – mid-day, Dinesh Tiwari, a senior counsel for the petitioner said, “My clients had lent crores to Bohra Brothers, but even after giving them enough time they have intentionally and deliberately not cleared the full sum. The firm would pay instalments, and at times, did not even honour cheques, causing serious financial losses to my clients, who then decided to move the high court. The owner, Sunil Bohra, is well known in the film industry, as he had produced Gangs of Wasseypur, Shahid, Tanu Weds Manu, Tanu Weds Manu: Returns, Mastram, etc.”
“The court had passed an order in favour of my client in December 2017, but the Bohras did not honour the order. We again moved court, which directed the matter to Justice P D Kode for arbitration. When the Bohras failed to adhere to the arbitration order as well, an official liquidator was appointed, as per the HC order dated April 12, 2018, and the liquidation process began. We have also registered a criminal case against Sunil Bohra and his company with the EOW,” Tiwari said.