October 26, 2012 12:57 IST
Sources say that Ravi Chopra’s family is seething with fury after a group of moneylenders went to town after a court ruling
It looks like the legendary Chopra family of Bollywood is going through a rough patch. While director Yash Chopra breathed his last just a few days ago, his nephew Ravi Chopra is battling for his life at a city hospital. Buzz is that the Chopra family's ordeal is far from over.
Sources say that Ravi Chopra's family is seething with fury after a group of moneylenders went to town after a court ruling, openly discussing the family's financial problems. Our source close to the family says, "This despite the confidentiality clause they had signed!"
The Chopra family is also alleging that the moneylenders are seeking revenge through unlawful means. A family friend says, "The original claim made by the moneylenders was about Rs 55 crore. However, Chopra's lawyers brought it down to Rs 32 crore. Naturally, the aggrieved party (moneylenders) is now upset and thus spoke about the case in public."
The court had ruled that the Chopra family would have to settle the amount in six months. The family friend adds, "Since the information has been leaked out, it has put the Chopra family on the backfoot. It will now force the family to sell their assets at a much lower price as buyers would term it as a 'distress' sale."