‘Motichoor Chaknachoor’ director Debamitra Biswal accused of selling film’s rights illegally

The upcoming film of Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Athiya Shetty Motichoor Chaknachoor has been creating a lot of buzz for its closeness to real life setting and characters. The trailer of the film received warm response and generated excitement among the audience.

While the release date of the film is getting closer, the film is hitting the headlines again but nor for the good reasons. A case of fraud against the film’s director Debamitra Biswal has come up. Allegations have been made against her of trying to sell the rights of the film illegally to a distributor in Bihar.

The director has been accused of taking Rs 32 lakh from a Bihar distributor by fraudulently trying to sell the rights of the film when she does not have the authority to sell the film’s rights.

A statement petition filed on November 6 at a court of sub-judge in Saran (Chapra), Bihar states that Biswal has admitted to selling the rights of the movie and taking the money fraudulently, without the knowledge of production house and studio.

The petitioner also claims that it happened in presence of actress Athiya Shetty, who stars in the film opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Legal proceedings against the director are being processed by the production house and studio.

The film is produced by Viacom18 Studios, Woodpecker Movies, Rajesh and Kiran Bhatia. Legal counsel of Woodpecker Movies Ramesh Jain said: “The matter is of clear fraud and collusion and we are now investigating and approaching the honourable court for relief of same.”

Motichoor Chaknachoor follows the story of a 36 years old man who tries to find a wife and a young girl who wants to get married to a man who works abroad so that she can also live in a foreign country.

The film stars Nawazuddin Siqqiui and Athiya Shetty in lead roles while Vibha Chibber, Navni Parihar, Vivek Mishra, Karuna Pandey, Sanjeev Vats, Abhishek Rawat, Sapna Sand and Usha Nagar will be seen in supporting roles.

Directed by Debamitra Biswal and produced by Rajiv and Kiran Bhatia, film is scheduled to release on 15 November.


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