Indian Idol 12 winner Pawandeep Rajan and first runner-up Arunita Kanjilal, who recently went on to make waves with their public appearances together and confirming them dating each other have landed in an unanticipated problem.
They face legal trouble for refusing to shoot and promote the music album by M/s Octopus Entertainment Pvt Ltd.
According to the legal note, Indian Motion Picture Producers' Association were approached by M/s Octopus Entertainment Pvt Ltd. wherein they informed that M/s Sony Pictures Network India Private Limited had entered into an agreement with them for providing services of Pawandeep and Arunita, winners of Indian Idol 2021, who were signed by their member for a romantic album of 20 songs.
According to the agreement, "Sony had agreed to provide services of both the artistes and the commitment was made before they became the winners of Indian Idol. Their member at great expense had announced the launch of the album at a press conference but the artistes did not cooperate with the producer after shooting for one song.
Report suggested that Kanjilal and Rajan stopped cooperating with the producer in shooting and for the promotion and release of the songs despite Sony’s commitment.
When Sony was informed they did not take any action but instead were supportive of the artist and when IMPPA asked Sony for their comments, they refused to do so saying that this particular company of Sony was not a member of IMPPA but other companies of Sony were. They said this company only deals with producer members for matters of films,web series as well as serials.
Therefore, IMPPA has requested them to ensure that no injustice is done with the producers and the artists perform the services which they will have committed on behalf of the artist."