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Salman, Katrina, Sonakshi, among Bollywood artists sued in US

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

Superstar and a host of other artists including Katrina Kaif, Sonakshi Sinha, and have been sued by an Indian-American promoter, which alleged that they refused to perform at a concert in the US despite having taken money from it.

The lawsuit, filed by Chicago-based before a Northern District Court of Illinois, on June 10, has been assigned to

Others sued by the promoter include superstar besides singers Udit Narayan, and

The in its lawsuit against the artists and their agents Matrix Entertainment and alleged "breach of contract".

According to the complaint, in 2013 the had hired the artists to appear live and perform at the concert 'Celebrating 100 years of Cinema', which was to be held on September 1, 2013.

That show had to be cancelled as Salman was unable to leave because of his legal troubles in The Vibrant Media Group had agreed to postpone the event, the lawsuit said.

The Vibrant Media Group, according to the lawsuit, recently learned that Salman and other artists, instead of keeping their promise to it or even offering to return their deposits, have agreed to perform with another promoter.

"All calls to Mr Khan, his agents, and other artists, for the return of the funds have gone unanswered," the group said as it sought damages of at least USD 1 million.

According to the complaint, Vibrant Media paid more than USD 200,000 to Salman in advance of the concert to be held at the in on September 1.

Katrina was paid USD 40,000 and Sonakshi USD 36,000. None of these funds have been returned, it alleged.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, June 15 2018. 00:30 IST