Bollywood Producer Salim Akhtar, who produced Chand Sa Roshan Chehra in which Tamannah was first introduced as heroine has moved to court against her, who allegedly hasn’t honoured her contract with him that requires her to shell out 25 per cent of her earnings for five years to the producer.
Explaining how he discovered Tamannah, Akhtar said, “She was my daughter’s classmate at Maneckji Cooper School in Juhu. My daughter told me there’s this beautiful girl in her class, whom I should cast in Chand Sa Roshan Chehra, which starred my nephew Samir. After a few days, Tamannah came to see me with her parents. That’s how I cast her.”
Asked about taking her to court, the producer said, “My agreement with Tamannah dated October 28, 2003 clearly states that she is on a revenue sharing basis with my company, Aftab Pictures Pvt Ltd, from March 2005 till March 2010. I have lost a lot of money. She did so well in the south after my film, but did not share a single paisa with me. She just disappeared. I tried contacting her but she wouldn’t respond. I had no choice but to file a case against her in the Court of Additional Chief Magistrate Sealdah, Kolkata.”