There’s an old but perhaps a very true saying which conveys the message that is something on the lines of “Those who hurry up the process of climbing the ladder of success fall equally hard and fast on the ground”. And unfortunately, it seems to be holing true in the case of that one production house who seemingly delivered one blockbuster after the other, KriArj Entertainment.
Why do we think so? Well, if you see, every film production-related controversy that has cropped up off late is with regards to those projects with whom Prernaa Arora and Arjun N Kapoor’s production is connected to in one way or the other.
So, let’s take a look at what is going on with each and every KriArj (or in some cases, ex-KriArj, shall we say?) projects that are facing some major hurdles.
1) Fanne Khan
Yes, it is indeed unfortunately true! The film which stars Anil Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Rajkummar Rao is facing some serious payment issues, and hence the shooting of the film has been kept on a halt.
A source was quoted saying that, “We were told that the payments would come in by early March, but haven’t received a penny. So, we’ve decided not to start work on the next schedule (filming of two songs) till we get paid,” And now apparently, an ultimatum has been issued by the outraged crew members to clear all dues by April 15th.
A classic case of near failure unprofessionalism and seemingly nonsensical banter between stakeholders is the Abhishek Kapoor directorial, Kedarnath, a film that almost fell apart but was eventually saved by Ronnie Screwvala. For those in context, Gattu (the director’s pet name) apparently decided to take the ownership of his upcoming next away from KriArj and was headstrong about releasing the same alongside Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero. The related parties even reportedly took to the court to settle their issue, but guess all the effort went in vain.
3) Batti Gul Meter Chaalu
This Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor and Yami Gautam-starrer is also apparently going through the same phase as Fanne Khan, except in this case, the hotel where the crew was holed up apparently hasn’t received as much as a single penny from their renowned guests. In the light of this, Kapoor has reportedly changed his itinerary so that he can stay away from the sets for the time being.
4) Parmanu: The Story Of Pokhran
Now, how can one miss out on the reportedly on-going nuclear war that took place between John Abraham and the famous (Or now infamous, shall we say?) production banner. The legal teams on both ends were observed to be going on a verbal war ever since the makers were said to have angered the leading man Abraham to no extent.
It clearly looks like all is clearly not going well behind the cameras. We also hope that things get back into place in due time.
What’s your take on the boutique production houses’ fate? Let us know!
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