Dhanraj and Anil Jethani who last co-produced Ankur Arora Murder Case, filed a case against filmmaker Rajkumar Santoshi after the cheques issued by him bounced.
The filmmaker has been charged under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 after a cheque of Rs 17,50,000 bounced and an arrest warrant was issued against him on January 17.
The Rajkot magistrate has granted him bail for a surety of Rs 25,000 in the case on March 4.
The Jethanis claims that the filmmaker met them that year to discuss a film with a budget of approximately Rs 1.50 crore. The project didn’t materialise and over the next year, the Jethanis claim, Santoshi presented them with multiple cheques, one amounting to Rs 17,50,000. All of which bounced.
“I sent him several legal notices which he did not respond to and after a while even stopped answering my calls as well,” Anil Jethani told Mirror, adding that the case was transferred from Rajkot to Mumbai and back to Rajkot, which explains the delay. “A magistrate court in Mumbai issued a warrant against Santoshi in 2015. He was to appear in court but failed to do so. I was then asked to transfer the case back to Rajkot where the initial transactions had taken place.”
All through 2016, Santoshi failed to turn up for hearings and appeared only after a non-bailable warrant was issued against him on January 17.