As of Friday, the Madras High Court directed Haasan to file his reply by August 6 to the petition filed by Pyramid Saimira, the movie production company. Giving time for his reply, the court set the next date for hearing.
Pyramid Saimira alleges that Kamal Haasan owed it Rs.7.75 crore adding that the dues will not be recovered if the film gets its release. According to the company, they had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Raaj Kamal Films International— where Kamal Haasan is one of the partners—for joint production of a Tamil movie Marmayogi. As per the MoU, Haasan had agreed to play a lead role in Marmayogi, pen the story, screenplay and dialogues. It is alleged that Pyramid Saimira paid Haasan Rs 10.9 crore in two installments.
However, the issue now is that the production company has accused the actor of diverting the money for producing another of his movie.
Vishwaroopam 2 stars Haasan, Pooja Kumar, Andrea Jeremiah, Rahul Bose, Shekhar Kapur, veteran actress Waheeda Rehman, Jaideep Ahlawat, Zarina Wahab, Nassar, and others. The film is directed and written by Haasan and is scheduled to release on August 10.
(With inputs from IANS)