Five other Bollywood actors have been sued by the promoter, including Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha.
Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif are among seven Indian celebs who’ve been sued for breach of promise in the US.
Superstar Salman Khan and a bunch of other Bollywood painters including Katrina Kaif, Sonakshi Sinha, Ranveer Singh and Prabhu Deva have been sued by an Indian-American promoter, which alleged that they refused to perform at a concert in the US despite having used money from it. The lawsuit, registered by Chicago-based Vibrant Mass media Group before a North District Court of Illinois, Eastern Section on June 10, has been assigned to District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman.
Others sued by the promoter include superstar Akshay Kumar besides performers Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik and Usha Mangeshkar. The Vibrant Media Group in its lawsuit against the Indian painters and their realtors Matrix India Entertainment Consultants Private Small and Yashraj Films Private Limited alleged “breach of contract”.
Based on the problem, in 2013 the Vibrant Media Group had employed the artists to seem live and perform at the concert ‘Celebrating 100 years of Indian Movie theater’, that was to be held on September 1, 2013. That show had to be terminated as Salman was struggling to leave India because of his legal troubles in Rajasthan. The Vibrant Press Group had agreed to postpone the event, the lawsuit said.
The Vibrant Mass media Group, according to the lawsuit, recently found that Salman and other designers, instead of keeping their promises to it or even offering to return their debris, have decided to perform with another promoter.
“All calls to Mr Khan, his real estate agents, and other painters, for the return of the cash have gone unanswered,” the group said as it desired damage of at least $1 million.
According to the complaint, Vibrant Press paid more than $200,000 to Salman before the concert to be placed at the Sears Centre in Chicago on September 1. Katrina was paid $40,000 and Sonakshi $36,000. Nothing of these funds have been came back, it alleged.