Legal trouble for 83: Cheating complaint filed againstproducers


A United Arab Emirates-based finance company has filed a cheating complaint before a magistrate’s court against the makers of the upcoming Bollywood film 83, starring Ranveer Singh. Future Resource FZE has moved the Andheri Metropolitan Magistrate’s court, seeking action against the makers of the film under IPC sections 406 (criminal breach of trust), 420 (cheating) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code.
Among others, the complaint named Vibri Media and its directors. The complaint, filed through advocate Rizwan Siddiquee, claimed that the accused produced the film 83 and made plans to cheat the complainant of its rights in the film.
Directors of Vibri Media submitted “manipulated and exaggerated” business plans and profit and loss projections for the period starting from April 2012 till March 2020 and induced the complainant company to invest over Rs 15.90 crore, the complaint alleged. The matter is yet to come up for hearing.
The cricket-drama, directed by filmmaker Kabir Khan, chronicles India’s win under Kapil Dev’s captainship, when the team defeated West Indies in the final to clinch their first-ever World Cup trophy in 1983. (PTI)