Superstar Salman Khan and a host of other Bollywood artists including Katrina Kaif, Sonakshi Sinha, Ranveer Singh and Prabhu Deva 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 Vibrant Media Group in its lawsuit against the Indian artists and their agents Matrix India Entertainment Consultants Private Limited and Yashraj Films Private Limited alleged "breach of contract".
According to the complaint, in 2013 the Vibrant Media Group had hired the artists to appear live and perform at the concert 'Celebrating 100 years of Indian Cinema', which was to be held on September 1, 2013.
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.
Katrina was paid USD 40,000 and Sonakshi USD 36,000. None of these funds have been returned, it alleged.
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