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Shane Nigam issue - Producers Association demands Rs 1Crore!

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 • Malayalam Comments

Shane Nigam issue - Producers Association demands Rs 1Crore!

The three-month-old spat between actor Shane Nigam and the Producers Association doesn't seem to head to a compromise. The recently held meeting of Artists of Malayalam Movie Association (AMMA) executive members and Producer' Association failed after the latter demanded Rs 1 crore from the actor as compensation.

Talking to media, AMMA general secretary and actor Edavela Babu said that the producers were not willing to compromise on the issue until they got a compensation of Rs 1 crore. He also added that their demand can’t be accepted and the association stands by the actor.

We urged them that Shane should be given remuneration only after completing the project. But we cannot agree to their latest demand," said AMMA general secretary Edavela Babu. He also added that as per the instructions of AMMA in their previous meeting, Shane had completed the dubbing for 'Ullasam' movie.

Shane stirred up a controversy last year after the actor posted a Facebook video, alleging that he was facing death threats from 'Veyil' producer Joby George. Followed by this, Joby held a press meet and accused the actor of breaching the movie agreement by changing his appearance for another movie 'Qurbani' while in the middle of shooting 'Veyil'.

Though the issue was resolved after the intervention of AMMA, the movie's shoot resumed. Later, the actor accused the 'Veyil' team of giving him emotional stress and delaying the shoot. As a sign of protest against the producer, the actor shaved off his hair. All his upcoming 3 films were scrapped due to this, and the producers joined hands against him and demanded to pay off their loss.

Shane’s movie 'Valiya Perunnal', meanwhile, released in December, amid the controversy.

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