After he was slapped with a cheating case last year, actor Yash seems to have attracted another controversy, this year. Producer Thimmappa Raju has complained against the actor at the Karnataka Producers’ Association. In his letter, Thimmappa has alleged that Yash had taken an advance of `10 lakhs from him and has been dodging the producer for quite a long time without giving him dates.
The Producers’ Association quickly acted upon the complaint and have contacted Yash, sending a letter to the actor in this regard on February 4.
Soorappa Babu, Secretary of the Producers’ Association said, “Yes, we have received a complaint from the producer for which we are seeking clarification from Yash. I heard he is not in the city and is out on shooting. We will wait for his reply to sort out the issue. If possible, we will have a face-to-face interaction and if they agree to come to a conclusion then let them do the film or let the actor give back the advance paid to him.”
Speaking about the latest allegation against him, Yash said, “This issue was brought to my notice over phone by Soorappa Babu. I have given my clarification to him. He also asked for my residence address, which I have given.”
According to the actor, it is a childish act on part of the producer and a pure case of blackmail. “A producer who has given an advance has to come to me with a script, which he has not done till today. In fact there was a talk that I do a film with Dilwaala director Anil, the sitting for which never happened. He has been escaping all this while and now after years, he claims that I am not allotting the dates. I am ready to do the film but where is the movie script for me to accommodate dates for him?” he questioned.
It is also reported that the producer is asking back the `10 lakhs plus interest, which totally comes to `46 lakhs. “First of all, this money was forcibly given to me at his residence in the presence of my family when he invited us over lunch and today he is just taking publicity out of the whole issue. As per my knowledge, there is no rule that actors have to pay back the advance. This medium is purely business. Today when Yash is a brand, anybody can invest and make profit or take the risk. I have worked hard to come to this level. I am ready to work with him provided he pays me what I deserve today in the market and deduct the advance paid to me. He can’t expect me to do the film for the money he paid back then. I am not running a dharmshala here,” he said. Publicity is the intention, claimed the actor. “Instead of working towards getting a good project, he took an opportunity to go and talk to the media. I will clarify the day I come back from my shoot with the help of the Artiste Association,” he concluded.