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BB rights: Ajay denies cheating distributor

Mumbai: Actor Ajay Devgan, whose name has cropped up in a case filed in a local court by Nagpur-based distributor over theatre rights of `Bol Bachchan`, has denied his involvement in it saying they have not cheated anyone.

"It is ridiculous. The matter is in court and with the association…he is saying something, we are saying something. So whoever is right…the right thing will be done," Ajay told PTI.

"If he has one point then we also have one point. I don`t want to talk about it as the matter is in court. We have not cheated anybody," the actor said.

A Nagpur-based distributor filed a civil case against actor and co-producer Ajay Devgan for his upcoming film `Bol Bachchan` and Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd in a local court, alleging that the producers went in for a deal with another company by dishonouring the one struck with him last year, for the film`s all-India theatre rights. He moved local court seeking stoppage of film release and refund of the token money.

Appu Wadhwani, the distributor running a company Hira Laxmi Amusement Private Ltd, had entered into an agreement with the producers for all-India theatre rights (distribution) last year for Rs 53.20 crore and had paid a token money of Rs 1.01 crore. But the deal fell through.

The producers later entered into a fresh deal with Fox Star Studios. "We have been requesting him to come to the association and solve the matter but he is not coming. He can claim whatever he wants. The matter is in court. There are two issues in it. I am not involved in this," Ajay said.

"It is there between him and Ashtavinayak, there are different issues…both have filed case in the court. Nobody is cheating anybody. The court will decide and whatever they decide will be done," he added.

`Bol Bachchan` is a romantic-comedy film directed by Rohit Shetty, and starring Abhishek Bachchan, Ajay Devgan, Asin Thottumkal and Prachi Desai in lead roles. Inspired by the 1979 comic flick `Golmaal, the film is slated for release on July 6.

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