Singer solves debt row with PMB man

2009-12-07 00:00

BOLLYWOOD music star Shaan Mukherjee yesterday provided security of R280 000 for the debt he allegedly owes Pietermaritzburg businessman Sunny Gayadin of Giant Concerts CC, after negotiations at the high court in Pietermaritzburg yesterday.

Shaan’s passports were then released and he was able to fly to Johannesburg where he was scheduled to perform last night.

On his arrival in Durban on Friday night, Shaan was greeted with a court order granted by the high court in Pietermaritzburg, authorising his arrest unless he provided security for the alleged debt.

It is alleged that Gayadin and Shaan entered into an oral agreement in Mumbai in 2003/2004 to perform two shows in Durban and Johannesburg, for which Shaan was paid. However, Shaan left the country after performing only the Durban show, and has declined since then to repay the fee for the Johannesburg concert, Gayadin said.

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 court action by Gayadin was for a payment of $12 000 and damages amounting to R200 000.


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