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Anonymous

posted 5 months ago

Q.Movie project matter
I have started working in film industry as producer under my own banner i.e. "Chauhan Films"
and was part of a project. I was working with a director whose name is Rahul Mouje, who was
also guiding me. Initially he said the budget will be Rs.1 Lakh/- for 1 episode of a web series.
If the response is good then we will shoot more episodes. Next he involved Ganesh Talekar and
said his contact will be providing location, lodging and fooding but only on condition that we will
have to shoot a movie instead of web series and their name should me mentioned as co-producer.
Rahul said that shoot will take place in Ratnagiri and the budget will increase to 2 lakh. After
discussion with him, I agreed to it. He said he will get actors and other crew members. During
this whole discussion I kept asking him for agreement but he kept delaying. Again after few
days he said camera's rent has increased and budget got escalated to 3lakhs. Again I agreed but
at the same time I notified him that 3lakh is my last limit. During the whole planning period Rahul
and Ganesh kept forcing me to transfer money. Since I didn't had any agreement and project
file, I denied paying them. At the same time I was facing some bank issues and online banking
was not working so they both started forcing me for cash. He started humiliating me infront of
people regarding money. Still I was patient. Also during this period ge asked me for my laptop for
personal work, to which I agreed in good faith.
Night before we were supposed to leave for shoot, I forced him for agreement and my laptop
but he said to get 4TB hard drive and then only he will show it to me. I got it and still he said he
will show later. He said he will mail it to me and return laptop when we reach Ratnagiri. In the
morning (10th may) we left for Ratnagiri for shoot. On the way I kept asking him for agreement
but still he refused to show me. On 3rd day i.e. 12th april of shoot, I have already spent nearly
Rs.77000/- and I refused to give any more money to which Rahul along with his friends i.e.
Ganesh Talekar, Sachin Patekar, Chandrashekar Sandve locked me in a room and started using
abusive language. They started threatening me that they will kill me if I don't give them money,
they kept abusing me, my sister, my mother, my family. They snatched my phone and kept it
to themselves so that I am unable to call for help or record anything. They locked me in room
and forced me to say that "I have no relation with this project. Whatever I have spent on this
project, I don't want a single penny back." I was even forced to apologise to them on video. They
forcefully took 3 blank signed cheques from me and forced me to write and sign 5 more cheques
of Rs.49000 each in favour of Rahul, Ganesh, Sachin, Suhas (male lead) and Chandrashekar
and 1 cheque of Rs.30000 in favour of Vedica Shivsagar (lead actress). All these cheques were
collected by Rahul, Ganesh, Sachin and Chandrasekhar. They threatened me that if I don't sign
the cheques then will attack me sexually. They robbed me of my ID cards, my atm cards and my
laptop. I was burning with fever still they kept me there for 2 days either locked or on shoot
infront of their eyes. I was shivering with cold and burning with fever but still I wasn't given
anything to eat or allowed to sleep, rest or go to doctor. They removed my name from the
project.
After 2 days they asked me to leave and now when I asked them about my hard drive and laptop
then the response I got was we have sold them and we are doing movie with that money. I was
scared for my life and was burning with fever. I even had no money to return still I somehow
managed to come back to Mumbai. Now they are trying to encash those cheques.

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PUROBI

Experience: 4 Year(s)

Responded 4 months ago

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A. ) 1. Stop the cheques at the bank immediately for promises not fulfilled
2. Collect and keep as much evidence as you can
3. File an FIR with the local police station for coercion, threat and violence Sections 45, 120B and 421 of IPC
4. After FIR, file a Criminal Complaint of fraud

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Kishan Dutt Kalaskar Retired Judge

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Responded 5 months ago

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A. ) Dear Sir,
The description given by you is so lengthy, please make it short and re-submit, as experts have no time to spare as this is free and charity work.

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Anonymous

Replied 5 months ago

Sir thanks for ur response. But sir I am help less to contact lawyer due to m financial condition . I try to contact through LinkedIn. So 2 of them told me to describe the story .so I posted it as it is .

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Viswanath M K

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Responded 5 months ago

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A. ) |Immediately give a stop payment request with your bank. Lodge a police complaint and insist on registering FIR.

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Shreyash Mohta

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Responded 5 months ago

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A. ) Sir,
Firstly you should lodge a FIR against them stating all the facts.
Secondly inform the bank about the cheque numbers and initiate a stop payment so that they don't encash the same.
Thereafter talk to a good local lawyer and proceed accordingly.
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Shreyash Mohta

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Anonymous

Replied 5 months ago

Thank you for your response sir

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Shreyash Mohta

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Replied 5 months ago

Welcome

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Ashish K Dongre

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A. ) complaint with police and contact a local lawyer for guidance.

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Anonymous

Replied 5 months ago

Thank you for your response sir

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