Two NRIs filed case against Punjabi singer Harbhajan Mann
Mohali: Billionaire NRIs Harvinder Saran and Darshan Rangi have approached civil court Mohali against Punjabi singer and actor Harbhajan Mann, alleging rigging of accounts worth around Rs 2.5 crore. The court has ordered Harbhajan Mann’s company HM Records, Harbhajan Mann and Gurbinder Singh to file reply on January 9, 2023.
NRIs Harvinder Saran, owner of Harvest Tennis Academy and Harvest International School Jassowal Kular Ludhiana, said that he had entered the Punjabi film industry with the aim of serving the Punjabi language. For this, he along with his friend NRI Darshan Rangi formed Sarang Film Production Company. Both dreamed of making big investments in the Punjabi film industry. Harvinder Saran from Vancouver, Canada told that he has known Harbhajan Mann for thirty years.
Harbhajan Mann offered him to make a film PR (Permanent Resident) based on the burning issue of migration of Punjabis in Punjab. Its budget was said to be 4 crore 68 lakh. Harvinder signed an MoU with Maan after liking the subject of the film. According to this, both had to spend half on the production of the film.
Harvinder told that he also paid his share of Rs 2 crore 36 lakh through cheque, but Harbhajan Mann did not spend a single penny on the production of the film and completed the work with a very low budget. As promised by Harbhajan Mann, many new faces have been introduced in the film in place of well-known Punjabi actors.
95% shooting done in Canada and other countries
95 percent of the film was shot in Canada and other countries. 30 to 40 days were shot in Canada and 20 to 30 days in America and rest of the scenes were shot in India. Harvinder Saran and Darshan Rangi have accused Harbhajan Mann of not paying full wages to fellow artists as well. Apart from this, many good songs were also removed from the film.
Broke the agreement to pay every month
As per the terms of the MoU, the agreement to pay the accounts every month during the shooting was also broken. Despite repeated requests, firm bills were not given. After all, the film was released in May this year and flopped in theaters after two weeks. Harvinder and Darshan Rangi said that they spoke to Harbhajan Mann several times in a transparent manner to settle the accounts in a transpents manner as promised, but every time they were deferred and till date they have not been given the accounts. After all, after getting tired, he has knocked the doors of the court. Both have also demanded justice from the AAP government of Punjab.