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Ekta Kapoor denies report of filing lawsuit against Sanjay, calls it malicious

India TV Entertainment Desk 09 Nov 2014, 20:20:23 PM IST
India TV Entertainment Desk

New Delhi: Ekta Kapoor and Manyata Dutt have rubbished the rumors over the legal battle surrounding the former and Manyata's husband Sanjay Dutt.

A report was a published in a leading daily that Ekta Kapoor has filed legislation against Sanjay Dutt that he never returned Rs 1.5 cr she gave him as a signing amount for a film. According to the report the film was to be co-produced by Suniel Shetty. Terming the report malicious Ekta Kpoor gave a joint statement with Manyata which reads,

“The contents of the article that appeared in Mumbai Mirror on November 7, 2014, have taken us by surprise, since the facts are malicious, completely incorrect and the sources are definitely questionable. Contrary to the article,there is no on going dispute of any kind between us. Shobha Ji/ Ekta and Sanjay share a very good personal and professional relationship. Sanjay has known Ekta and her family personally for a very long time, and the relationship between the two families goes back a long way. Ekta Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt are in fact planning to work together for an upcoming project of Ekta's, after Sanjay's release.
We are greatly aggrieved by such statements made against Sanjay in public. Such maligning and defamation of Sanjay is completely uncalled for, especially at a time of crisis and in his absence. We will take appropriate legal action against the persons responsible for the same.”
With the published article, the rumours began that recently Suniel approached Sanjay's wife Manyata to sort out the matter. He asked her to pay the money to Ekta and end the feud but she refused to take note of his plea. When the dialogues failed to yield any results Ekta decided to take the matter to the court increasing Dutt's legal troubles.

But now Ekta Kapoor has denied all these allegations and said that the Dutts are like a famiy to her and was quoted as saying, “The story is frivolous, I value relationships more than money. The Dutt family is like an extended family to me. I would never think of bothering Bhabi with such a trivial matter, knowing that Sanju sir is not around. I am looking forward to working with the Dutts soon.”

Manyata Dutt who was taken aback by the report has defended Ekta stating, “It is unfortunate that people, be it friends or foes, while being misinformed themselves become sources of such stories, and it is not even considered fit that things be confirmed with the concerned person and his family. We have the highest regards for Jeetu uncle, Shobha aunty and Ekta. We are looking forward for a long working association in the near future with Balaji.”

Sanjay Dutt who is serving his five year sentence in Pune's Yerwada jail will be seen next in Rajkumar Hirani's ‘PK' with Aamir Khan which releases on December 19.

Aamir has been planning a special screening of the film inside the jail for Sanjay.