A local court today isued a non-bailable arrest warrant against actor Sanjay Dutt after he failed to appear in a Andheri court in connection with a criminal case filed by producer Shakeel Noorani. Hearing the plea of the film producer, the Andheri Court issued the warrant against the actor. Both the producer and actor are at loggerheads over an issue in which the actor disbanded Noorani's film Jaan Ki Baazi half way in 2002 and refused to shoot further. Dutt also refused to return part payment of Rs. 50 lakh to the producer, according to Noorani.
Noorani had earlier approached Indian Motion Picture Producers' Association, which had directed Dutt to pay Rs. 2 crore to Noorani for the loss incurred during the shooting. As the filmstar did not pay the money, Noorani approached the Bombay High Court and prayed for execution of the order passed by IMPPA.
In 2010, the High Court ordered attachment of two properties of the 53-year-old actor. Noorani alleged that soon after the HC order, he started getting threatening phone calls which were traced to Dubai and Karachi after which he filed a criminal case.
Dutt's lawyer refuted allegations that the calls had been made at his client's behest and claimed he had been falsely implicated.
Courtesy : Hindustan Times