Actress Shruti Hassan, who plays the leading lady in Akshay Kumar's upcoming 'Gabbar Is Back' is in some serious legal trouble. A leading media and entertainment house called Picturehouse Media has initiated legal proceedings against her, for pulling out of its yet-untitled Tamil-Telugu bilingual project citing the issue of dates.
The statement read, "Shruti Hassan after entering into a contractual agreement to be the female lead in a bilingual starring Nagarjuna and Karthi directed by Vamsi Paidipalli has reneged on her contractual obligations. She has arbitrarily pulled out of the project citing dates clash as a flimsy excuse."
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They further added, "The dates were mutually discussed with her and schedules were planned around her convenience. The said movie has commenced its shoot and first schedule was completed and unexpectedly Shruti conveyed through an email that she wanted to exit the project."
The company claims that, they suffered from heavy losses in time, reputation and finances because of her unethical and unprofessional act. The statement further read, "With an intention of ensuring that such unprofessional attitude is not repeated and to protect the interests of its various stakeholders, Picturehouse Media has initiated both civil and criminal proceedings against Shruti Hassan."
Also, according to the company, an injunction order restraining her, from signing any new movie has been passed.