Bollywood: PMB businessman has star arrested

2009-12-05 00:00

BOLLYWOOD music star Shaan Mukherjee was greeted on his arrival in Durban last night with a court order granted in the Pietermaritzburg high court, authorising his arrest unless he provided security for a debt he allegedly owes in South Africa.

The star handed over his two passports and was released, pending a hearing in the high court on Monday.

The court order was obtained by businessman Sunny Gayadin of Giant Concerts CC, who intends to institute action against Shaan for payment of $12 000 and damages amounting to about R200 000 arising from his alleged failure to perform a scheduled concert in Johannesburg in 2004.

Gayadin said Giant Concerts CC entered into an oral agreement with Shaan in Mumbai in 2003/2004 to perform two shows, in Durban and Johannesburg, and Shaan was paid.

Gayadin states that while preparing for the Durban show Shaan said he had to return to India urgently as a family member of his wife was ill, but Gayadin was told by Shaan’s wife, Radkhika that she claimed Shaan was having an affair with a member of his entourage, which Shaan denied.

The Durban concert went on, but Shaan left SA without performing in Johannesburg.


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