Govinda starrer film, Naughty @ 40, can finally be released in April after the Delhi High Court gave it a green signal after producer Anuj Sharma deposited a demand draft of Rs. 1 crore as part payment of the loan taken from a co-producer.
Govinda and Uvika Chaudhary’s ‘Naughty @ 40’ got stuck when Sandeep Kapoor, a co-producer of the movie, had a fall out with producer Anuj Sharma and approached the court seeking recovery of Rs 1.32 crore, a loan allegedly advanced to Sharma. While Justice V. K. Jain allowed the film to release on 15th April, he asked the producer Anuj Sharma to file an affidavit undertaking that he would not create “any third party” interest while releasing and distributing the film. The court rejected the plea of Sandeep Kapoor that the Rs. 1 crore draft be released in his favour. The court maintained that the question of release of money to the petitioner (Kapoor) would be decided after the entire amount (Rs 1.32 crore) is deposited with the court.
The film, directed by Jagmohan Mundhra, was due for release in March but could not be released of these hassles.