The fight between producer Dinesh Vijan and filmmaker duo Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK over profit sharing of their recently released blockbuster Stree (2018) is getting uglier with each passing day.
Starring Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor in lead roles, Stree had a dream run at the box-office and went on to garner over ₹ 100 crores domestically. In a sharing agreement signed before the release of the movie, Vijan had agreed to share the profit with Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, who were creative producers on the project.
However, if reports are to be believed, Vijan has refused to share the profit with them, forcing the duo to take legal actions. Raj and DK are reportedly set to sue Vijan as he has not kept his promise and given a blind eye to the agreement.
“As per the contract, Dinesh Vijan was supposed to share 50 per cent of the profits with Raj-DK, if and when the film became profitable. Stree earned more than ₹ 100 crores at the Indian box-office. Vijan seems to have got second thoughts over the profit-sharing when he saw the kind of money the film has made,” said a trade source.
“Forget about sharing fifty per cent, Vijan has not given Raj and DK a single penny of the profits. Considering how huge the film’s success has become, this is unpardonable. Raj and DK are taking the legal route. Dinesh Vijan will shortly receive a legal notice,” added the source.
Amidst this ongoing controversy, Dinesh Vijan has reportedly backed out of Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK’s forthcoming directorial venture, Go Goa Gone 2. Vijan was set to co-produce the zombie comic-caper.