Well, it was inevitable. And now, it has happened!
In a move to squash the biopic of her former manager, Prakash Jaju, Priyanka Chopra sends legal notice to ex-boyfriend Aseem Merchant, who is producing the film.
The actress believes that the film will revolve around her personal and professional life.
The notice states:
“Our client is shocked to note that while all the news articles mention the proposed film as your biopic, the promotions largely refer to our client and inclusion of aspects of her and her family life rather than references to you.
You are intending to collude with Mr Merchant in violation of our client’s rights, including right to privacy, defaming our client and lowering her reputation, seeking to subject her to hatred and ridicule.
Our client calls upon you to withdraw all the publicity material of the film with immediate effect, desist using or referring to any personal or confidential information about her and/or her family, desist from producing, releasing the proposed film and tender an unconditional apology to her.”
Priyanka had a fallout with Jaju which led to him being arrested and imprisoned for 67 days in 2008.
According to Jaju, Priyanka owed him a huge amount of money and refused to clear his dues. The situation worsened when Jaju allegedly started interfering in Priyanka’s personal life. This led to her father filing an FIR against Jaju, stating that he was not only making false allegations against his daughter but also threatening the family members.
Aseem, who was dating Priyanka when she became Miss World,has maintained that the film, 67 Days, is a “biopic of Priyanka’s ex-manager Jaju”.
When contacted, Aseem told a media house that his legal team is looking into the matter.
Meanwhile, Jaju insists, “If she has any objection even after reading the script, then we shall drop the film. I don’t want to hurt her sentiments. The film is about me, not Priyanka. She is just a chapter in that.”