Kalinga TV News Network
Mumbai: A sessions court has put an interim stay on the release of Rishi Kapoor-Tapsee Pannu starrer Mulk, which is scheduled to hit the theatres on August 3. This move came in the aftermath of an application filed by Vandana Punwani, who is engulfed in a property dispute with production and entertainment agency ‘Benaras Media Works Limited’.
In her application, Punwani has claimed that Benaras Media Works Limited is associated with the movie ‘Mulk’ and hence the movie’s release should be stalled until the dispute is resolved.
As per Punwani, the production house had taken her bungalow on rent in 2011 with an aim to refurbish it into an office. However, the proposal to convert a residential property into a commercial one failed to get the requisite permission from civic body authorities. After this, the production company had allegedly refused to pay her the rent for the bungalow. Outraged, Punwani approached the Dindoshi sessions court in 2016 to recover rent, which she claims is around Rs 50 lakh.
Additional sessions judge M H Shaikh today granted an interim stay on the release of the movie and posted the application for further hearing on August 2.
On the other hand, Anubhav Sinha’s lawyer Vibhav Krishna has said that his client has not been received any such order. He has refuted Punwani’s allegations and further revealed that they will be seeking clarification from the court regarding the matter or approach the Bombay High Court.
Directed by Anubhav Sinha, ‘Mulk’ stars Rishi Kapoor and Taapsee Pannu and Prateik Babbar in key roles and revolves around the story of a Muslim family embroiled in a false terror plot.