Trouble seems to follow actor Sushant Singh Rajput everywhere. After getting into a legal tussle with Kedarnath for a long time, the actor has found himself in yet another legal soup. It’s his upcoming film Rifleman which has landed into trouble as the makers of the recently released 72 Hours: Martyr Who Never Died claimed that they had the original rights to make the film based on rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat's life. The film, helmed by Avinash Dhyani, released on January 18.
Dhyani stated the same on Saturday, during a media interaction which also had the presence of the film’s producer Prashil Rawat. Earlier, Abundantia Entertainment, the company which is producing Rifleman, sent a legal notice to the team of 72 Hours: Martyr Who Never Died demanding them to not release their film claiming that the original rights to make the movie on Rawat’s life are possessed by them. Responding to the same, Dhyani stated, "We are not going to step back from this issue. I have been working in this industry since last 15 years. If they (Abundantia Entertainment) think that we are going to succumb under their pressure then it's their biggest misunderstanding."
Reportedly, Dhyani also ‘slammed Sushant for not verifying the legal aspect before coming on-board for the film.’ Sushant, on January 15, introduced Rifleman to fans by unveiling a motion poster on social media.
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An advancing enemy. A border to protect. One Braveheart. #RIFLEMAN 🇮🇳 On the occasion of Army Day, excited to announce my next film. @indianarmy.adgpi The film is produced by @abundantiaent & @pooja_ent
Previously, Sushant’s Kedarnath was embroiled into various controversies. From accusations of promoting love-jihad in the initial stages to producers dragging Sara Ali Khan to court over release date issues, the film was in the news since its announcement.