After Dabangg director Abhinav Singh Kashyap accused Salman Khan and his brothers Arbaaz Khan and Sohail Khan of sabotaging his projects, Arbaaz is taking legal action against Kashyap, according to reports.
Speaking to Hindustan Times, Arbaaz said: “In fact, we have already taken legal action even before this post; it was after his earlier post (when Kashyap spoke about having differences with Arbaaz and Salman and led him to step down from the Dabangg franchise). We have had no communication with Abhinav since we started working on Dabangg 2. We parted ways professionally. Don’t know where all this coming from. We are taking legal action.”
In a Facebook post in the wake of Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide, Kashyap wrote of facing bullying and exploitation in Bollywood. He wrote: “So here is my story 10 years after Dabangg. The reason I moved out of making Dabangg 2 ten years ago is because Arbaaz Khan in collusion with Sohail Khan and family was trying to take control of my career by bullying me. Arbaaz Khan sabotaged my second project with Shree Ashtavinayak Films that I was signed up with by personally calling their head Mr. Raj Mehta and threatening him with dire consequences if they made a film with me. I had to return the signing money to Shree Ashtavinayak films and moved to Viacom Pictures. They did the same thing. Only this time the sabotager was Sohail Khan and he intimidated the then Viacom CEO Vikram Malhotra. My project was sabotaged and I was made to return my signing fee of Rupees 7 Crores plus interest of Ninety odd lacs. Its only then that Reliance Entertainment came to my rescue and we forged an enduring partnership for my film Besharam (sic).”
He also mentions Salim Khan’s name in the ‘list of his enemies’. “He has added my name in his statement. Maybe he doesn’t know my father’s name. His name is Rashid Khan. He should add the names of our forefathers too)” Salim Khan told Bombay Times.
Adding that he does not want to waste time reacting to this, he told Bombay Times: “Sure, we have destroyed his career. First, go and watch his films and then we should talk.”