Lollywood star Moammar Rana, who recently made a comeback through the film Azaadi – has accused producer of the film Irfan Malik of not paying him for his work.
Moammar — or Momee as he is fondly called — took to Facebook to make this startling revelation: “Irfan Malik I want my money, you are not responding at all to my calls or messages after the release of #Azaadi its been more than a month now, at least have the decency to call back ,you owe me money ???? #pervezmalikfilms. It does not matter to me how busy you are with your job commitments at #Ary. [sic]”
Something Haute got in touch with Irfan Malik to get his version.
“I think Mr Moammar Rana’s claim is not even worthy of a response. I will not stoop to his level, I have just not been brought up this way,” he said in a telephonic interview. “This is blackmailing and we as a fraternity should discourage it otherwise every tom dick and harry will start defaming respectable people with false Facebook statuses. I come from a military family background and have been taught not to negotiate with terrorists no matter what the nuisance value is,” he added.
In addition, Irfan posted an elaborate response on Facebook:
“Hello All! Hope u are doing well. Imran khan said it right! we are a nation of donkeys and start following and commenting on a narrative or issue we know nothing about. Quran says when u hear a news, check the authenticity before u comment or form an opinion. To clarify 1) I produced the Film and not ARY so lets keep ARY out of it as they only distributed the film. 2) Mr. Moammar Rana comes from a good family and should not be stooping this low for Rs. 50,000 or is the balance Rs. 70,000/- or was that also adjusted on account of some tickets?. Ill not stoop to the same level and talk details) I gave him a fee for Azaadi that he never received and never will receive for a film before or after AZAADI so i really dont know what he is talking about. 3) I was under the impression that the status was about thanking me to give him a lead role in a project that brought him respect after such a long time but anyway my best wishes remain with my friend Mr. Moammar Rana. Regds”
We hope both the parties are able to solve the matter amicably.