Apparently, producer-director KC Bokadia had paid Sonali a signing amount for a film that was shelved, about 12 years ago. Now, he wants the signing amount back, but there is a problem – Sonali does not want to return it to him.
According to a source, "Bokadia had signed Saif Ali Khan and Sonali
Bendre for a movie which was to be produced by Rajesh Vakil, but he had
had a series of flops, so he decided to postpone the project. However,
Saif is now a bigger star, and it is not likely that he will be a part
of the film, so the idea was dropped." The source continues that
Bokadia has filed a case against Sonali at the Producers' Association.
Sonali is still willing to be a part of the film, whether it is
possible or not, and therefore does not want to pay the money back.