New Delhi: Taking strong exception to the absence of Bollywood actor Rajpal Yadav and his wife in court regarding Rs.5 crore recovery suit filed against them by a Delhi-based entrepreneur, the Delhi High Court Monday directed them to appear before it Dec 3.
Justice S. Murlidhar even warned the couple of issuing non-bailable warrant (NBW) on their repeated failure to appear before him.
Rajpal came to the high court before lunch. However, his wife Radha failed to appear before the court even after repeated instructions to her lawyer.
The court said: "You tell your client the consequence will be severe. You are dealing with the court here. I don't think your client is aware. If I issue a non-bailable warrant, they will be brought here."
Rajpal and Radha are facing legal trouble after a Delhi-based entrepreneur, M.G. Agarwal (owner of Murli Projects), filed a case against them in the high court for failing to repay a loan of Rs.5 crore the actor took in 2010 to make his Hindi debut directional film "Ata Pata Laapata".
The court earlier noted the couple have repeatedly breached the undertakings given by them to repay the loan amount. As the couple failed to give a firm undertaking on whether they were prepared to pay the entire outstanding amount, the court asked them to remain present in court on the next hearing.
The court also asked them to give details of Rajpal's bank statement for the past three years and the film assignments for which the actor was expecting payment.