Face-off with Shane Nigam ends after Joby George apologises

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Shane and Joby shook hands before media (L). Shane with mother (R)
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The ugly spat between actor Shane Nigam and film producer Joby George has ended after both reached an agreement. As per the decision taken, Shane would start working for Joby’s film 'Veyil' from November 16 after completing a movie titled 'Qurbaani' by November 10.

In the event of another dispute arising between the two, it would be settled in talks supervised by a representative of AMMA (Association of Malayalam Movie Artists).

Meanwhile, AMMA and film producers said that disputes regarding dates and finance were settled. Shane would soon be paid Rs 16 lakh by the producer as per the deal. The total remuneration for the film would be Rs 40 lakh.

The issue was solved after Joby apologized to Shane's family over a remark he had earlier made against them. Both of them shook hands in front of reporters to display that a settlement had been reached.

Online media was blamed for aggravating a rift between them. Taking to media, Shane stated that he was happy now. “I went live and raised this issue in public just because my mother and my manager were dragged into this.” He also clarified that though he would finish working on this project, he won't join hands again with Joby George.

The dispute started when Shane accused Joby of threatening him for changing his hairstyle and Joby hitting back alleging that the actor had violated a contract signed in connection with the film 'Veyil'.

After raising the allegation in Instagram, Shane had released an audio clip of Joby threatening him. Joby denied Shane’s charges in a press conference. The producer said that Shane had violated the contract signed for acting in his film. As per the agreement, Shane was supposed to cut his hair and beard only after completing Joby’s film.

Another charge against Shane was that after fixing an amount of Rs 30 lakh, he had demanded Rs 40 lakh to act in the movie. Joby also said that certain other factors were controlling Shane and that he would resort to legal action if the need arose.

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