Director duo Raj Nidimoru-Krishna DK and filmmaker Dinesh Vijan of Maddock Films collaborated for the first in zombie-comedy Go Goa Gone, over five years ago. Ever since then, they have teamed up for Happy Ending (2014) apart from giving a sleeper hit Stree this year.
But now we hear that things have turned sour between them as the director jodi is upset with Dinesh over Stree profit share and non-payment of dues. In fact, the fallout has also reportedly led Dinesh to pull out of Go Goa Gone sequel, which the three recently announced with Saif Ali Khan and Kunal Kemmu.
For those caught unaware, Raj & DK not only wrote the story, script and screenplay of Stree, but also put the film together and their production house D2R Films produced the film as an equal partner with Dinesh’s Maddock Films. However, they have alleged that Dinesh has not paid them a single penny over the Rs 20 crore that was due to them for their contribution. A leading daily quoted a source as saying, "Given that they were so involved in every aspect of the making of Stree, it’s extremely unfair that their share has allegedly not been paid to them."
[caption id="attachment_126004" align="aligncenter" width="647"] A still from Stree[/caption]
Meanwhile, a Maddock insider defended Dinesh by saying that Raj & DK have fought with everyone they have worked with and truth will come out. The source further claimed that the director duo was not keen on giving dialogue writer Sumit Aroraa and director Amar Kaushik, their due share and it was Dinesh who stood by them.
Now what fate does their relationship and upcoming films face, is still left to be seen.