New Delhi, June 24 -- This seems to be a year of legal woes for Bollywood, with a host of actors getting embroiled in legal controversies.
Controversy's child Salman Khan, who just got a breather in a hit and run case, has now been sued for ' 250 crore by producer Vijay Gilani, who worked with the actor in Veer (2010). The two had a rift over the film's production rights, and the court had ruled in favour of Gilani.
Now Gilani has filed a defamation case against Salman. "A few months back, I won the case and now I have filed a case against Salman for defamation and have sued him for all the mental agony and harassment I have gone through," he was quoted as saying.
Actors Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan have a case filed against them for disrespecting the national flag during the India-Pakistan World Cup cricket match in February. The complainant Chetan Dhiman's lawyer has claimed that the father-son duo wore the Indian flag in an insulting manner.
Abhishek's wife, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been making headlines due to her upcoming project - a biopic on Sarabjit Singh, who was convicted of spying by a Pakistani court. Aishwarya is slated to play his sister Daljit Kaur, but now another sister of Sarabjit's, Baljinder, has taken legal action against Aishwarya, as she feels that the film will portray her brother in a bad light.
Then there is Sunny Leone, who was dragged to court last month by a Mumbai housewife for posting obscene content on her official website. According to a Mumbai tabloid, Leone recorded a statement, saying, "The objectionable video clips circulating here are from when I was working in the adult film industry in the US. I have distanced myself from any such roles after becoming a part of the Indian film fraternity. I feel it would be improper to haunt me with the past when I am trying to move ahead in life."
We also told you about the recent complaint filed against actor Sunny Deol and director Chandra Prakash Dwivedi for the leaked trailer of their film, Mohalla Assi, that uses excessive foul language.