Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah star Shailesh Lodha is basking in glory as the actor reportedly won a lawsuit which was filed against the show’s producer Asit Modi. An ETimes report suggests that Asit will pay ₹1.05 crore to the actor-poet.
For the unversed, Shailesh is no longer associated with the show as he stepped down from portraying the role after 14 years of successful participation as the titular writer in the comedy show.
The latest report also suggests that the lawsuit was filed against Asit for non-payment and he will now pay the actor, via demand draft, a total amount of ₹1.05 crore.
The landmark report shared that Shailesh had approached the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) for clearance of his dues after the producers failed to do so. It is also being added that the suit was settled by consent from counsels of the actor, and the producer.
The latest ETimes report revealed “This fight was never about the money. It was about seeking justice and self-respect. I feel like I have won a battle and I’m happy that the truth has prevailed."
The report also quoted Shailesh as saying, ““He also talked vaguely about the problem that may have caused his exit from the show and told the daily that the producer asked Shailesh to sign some papers with clauses such as not being allowed to talk to the media. "I didn’t bow down to the arm-twisting. Why would I sign any papers to get my own money?”
Without naming anyone, Shailesh also told the daily that soon after he filed his suit, the producers called an actor and cleared his payments that had been due for three years.
Shailesh was careful not to name anyone and told the daily that soon after he filed his suit, the producers called an actor and cleared his payments that had been due for three years.
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