Filmmaker Rajkumar Santoshi facing legal action in a cheque bounce case

Mumbai, July 08, 2024: Renowned film director Rajkumar Santoshi, who is famous for directing milestone film like ‘Damini’ is facing the heat of court’s dates and warrant. Damini film’s iconic dialogue Tareekh Pe Taareekh, came true for Santoshi himself. The unfortunate news is that Santoshi, who’s recently released film Gandhi Godse Ek Yudh did not perform well at the box office, is currently facing legal action for cheque bounce from one of the producers, Jhoolan Prasad Gupta. Santoshi did not appear on any of the dates given by the court that resulted in the issuing of the warrant on Santoshi. Soon the arrest may take place.

On July 6, 2024, the Saket District Court in New Delhi issued a warrant against filmmaker Rajkumar Santoshi. The businessman had filed the case under Section 138 of the N.I. Act, alleging that Santoshi had dishonoured a cheque for Rs. 1 crore. In accordance with an agreement reached between Mr. Santoshi’s LLP firm and the complainant regarding funding the production of a cinematograph film titled “Gandhi Godse Ek Yudh,” Mr. Santoshi issued the cheque in favour of the complainant for payment and discharge of legally enforceable debt and other liability.

Jhoolan Prasad Gupta says, “I knew Rajkumar Santoshi as a finest Bollywood film director, but I was not aware of him as a person. When he asked for money, I could not even imagine that he would not return my money back. The worst part was that the cheque he gave me was bounced, so, believing in the Indian judiciary system, I went to court. Because Rajkumar Santoshi didn’t appear in court on the dates given to him, that’s why this summons and notice are issued against him. I am very hopeful to receive justice from the court.”

He further adds, “Our legal fight will continue further because Rajkumar Santoshi has taken an amount of around Rs 6 crore for Battle of Saragarhi and has also taken Rs 2 crore for his recent film Lahore 1947. Legal action has been initiated from our side in this regard also.”

Apart from Damini, director Rajkumar Santoshi has given many blockbuster and iconic movies like ‘Ghayal’, ‘Andaz Apna Apna’, and ‘The Legend of Bhagat Singh’ etc., His latest release was ‘Gandhi Godse Ek Yudh’ that could not do well on box-office.