Akarsh Kolaprath, the Florida-based travel company owner has filed a case against the IIFA organizers Wizcraft International Entertainment professional for failing to pay more than $7 million in agreed-upon expenses and fees. He has sued the company for $7 million dollars on the grounds of breach of trust.
The International Indian Film Academy Awards, also known as the IIFA Awards, are a set of awards presented annually to both artistic and technical excellence of Bollywood professionals by the International Indian Film Academy.
According toKolaprath, three years ago the organizers had struck a deal with his family company, 7M tours for the 15th IIFA which is going to be held from April 24 to 27 , in Tampa Bay, Florida. He was asked to make travel arrangements and hotel bookings for the event, and in turn they promised him 3 % share of entire profits.As per the deal Kolaprath claims to have spent $2, 65,000 on the arrangements for the organization. But apparently the event organizers have decided to make arrangement on their own.Talking to a leading tabloid from Florida, Kolaprath said, “This has affected us very badly; we have been working on the whole thing. I was the one who introduced them (Wizcraft) to the sponsors.But suddenly after we had done all the arrangements, we got to know that they were dealing directly with the sponsors and wanted me out of the picture. Their intention is not right.”
However Sabbas Joseph, director of Wizcraft and IIFA, commented that the claims made by Akarsh/&7M tours are totally false and frivolous. It is a self-cooked story devoid of any substance and they are ready to respond to these claims appropriately before the court.