Salman Khan and the makers of this year’s Eid-release, Sultan have a case filed against them by a man who claims to be the real Sultan.
According to a PTI report, Mohammad Sabir Ansari alias Sabir Baba, a resident of Muzaffarpur, UP, has filed the complaint against the actor claiming that Sultan was based on him and that he was promised a fee of Rs. 20 crores from the actor for the use of his story. He has even filed the complaint against Anushka Sharma, director Ali Zaffar Abbas, and others involved in the film.
Sabir Baba’s counsel alleges that he had narrated his entire story to Salman Khan in Mumbai, in 2010, and Khan had promised money to him if a film was made based on it. The case was heard in a local court on 13 July but was later transferred to the court of Judicial Magistrate First Class led by S K Tripathi.
The case has been filed under section 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 406 (punishment for criminal breach of trust), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace), and 506 (punishement for criminal intimidation) under the Indian Penal Code. The case’s next hearing will be on 26 July.
Meanwhile, Sultan has entered the 200-crore club, beating Khan’s previous Eid-releases such as Kick (2014) and Bajrangi Bhaijan (2015). The film is currently pitted against Salman Khan’s Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015) that had earned Rs 207.4 crores at the box-office.