ED probes Dinesh Vijan about missing Rs 17cr payment to SSR; Filmmaker’s spokesperson issues clarification

Filmmaker Dinesh Vijan had collaborated with Sushant Singh Rajput in 2017 released Raabta which also featured Kriti Sanon. It is reported that the producer has been probed about the payment made to the late actor for the film.
ED probes Dinesh Vijan about missing Rs 17cr payment to SSR; Filmmaker’s spokesperson issues clarificationED probes Dinesh Vijan about missing Rs 17cr payment to SSR; Filmmaker’s spokesperson issues clarification
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It’s been over five months since Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead under mysterious circumstances. Ever since then, the enforcement directorate, the NCB and CBI has been investigating several angles in the case. While ED has been looking in to the money laundering angle in Sushant’s death case, it is reported that  the agency has found a suspicious payment of worth Rs 17 crores allegedly made to the late actor. According to the media reports, this suspicious ‘missing’ payment was made by producer Dinesh Vijan for his 2017 released Raabta starring SRR and Kriti Sanon in the lead.

As per a report published in India Today, Dinesh Vijan, who was interrogated in the case last month, was suppose to submit the documents detailing the payment made to Sushant for Raabta. While, the producer had submitted some of the documents, he missed out on sharing the details of overseas shoot budget. The report also claimed that ED had searched Vijan’s residence for the same in October. During this search, the officials got their hands on documents related to the budget and expenditure of Raabta submitted to authorities at Budapest in Hungary. Reportedly, the budget of the film was around Rs 50 crore and the document stated that Rs 17 crores were paid to Sushant.

The media reports also suggested that while this payment is suspicious, Dinesh has been questioned about the same and he has failed to provide information about how the payment was made to the late actor and where did the money go. On the other hand, Dinesh Vijan’s Maddock Films has rubbished the reports and clarified that the production house didn’t make any payment to Sushant in Hungary. 

Here's the full statement Maddock Films' spokesperson on the matter: 

Kindly note that Maddock Films has not made any payment to Sushant in Hungary. Maddock has also not received Rs.17 crores whether as actor fee, or any rebate from Hungary as wrongly claimed in your article. We have made full and final payment to Sushant for the film Raabta as per the agreement signed by him with us, and this payment was received by him in India. We have submitted relevant documents for the proof of such payment to the department. It should be noted that in fact all funding and financial transactions for the shooting in Hungary were handled by T-series. You may confirm from T Series. Maddock Films is a responsible filmmaker and we dutifully follow the rules and law of our country. 

India Today has always stood by the truth and we hope that sharing the correct facts with you will lead to correct reporting as a responsible publication. We are not sure if we can speak about the matter at this moment, but to avoid any controversy we want to clarify we are fully cooperating with the agency and have furnished all details required and it is our sincere request to all to avoid spreading incorrect information. 

You may note that Mr. Vijan was to travel back to India and had to therefore as per norms undergo a Covid-19 test prior to flying. He's  detected positive for Covid-19 which is why he could not travel back and is presently recuperating. He will be travelling back to India as soon as he recovers, he and Maddock films have been and will fully co-operate with the authorities, as required. We further request you, if you choose to mention Maddock Films or Dinesh Vijan in your story, to print our above quote in full. 

Warm Regards, From the official spokesperson - Maddock Films.

Also Read: Sushant Singh Rajput Case: ED raids Dinesh Vijan's home, office; Payments made during Raabta under scanner

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Anonymous 1 week ago

Please ask anybody anything anytime anywhere and anyhow but please tell us honestly how did SSR die!!

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

CBI should ask and enquire SSR greedy sisters about the money.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Name particular sister of ssr

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

darling darling Sushant!

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

It's time already for justice for SSR...what's the hold up. If sushant's parents were millionaire the case would have solve already. Please everyone lives should be dealt with equally

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

How is this connected to Sushant's death. 2017 payment and 2020 death

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

CBIFastTrack SSRCase. Please arrest the murderers of Sushant and Disha. Please don’t break our trust

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

We want justice NOW for SSR Disha JIAH

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

If CBI resolves Sushant case, this will restore faith in justice which India badly needs.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

really? no news about Bharti?

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

CBI, We want to know who killed Sushant

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

SSR sister knows it.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

They should ask Rhea C where the 17 crore is?

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

they should ask if the money was ever given too SSR. also check if the sisters were taking drugs also along with Sushant.