UPDATE: Well, as would be expected in an eviction, NAZ owner Shiraz Jivani didn’t pay $54,713 in rent and other charges, according to court papers filed by his landlord. The landlord began eviction precedings in April after Jivani bounced a rent check, according to court papers. Jivani had sought a rent reduction and had been paying a lower rent, but that wasn’t good enough.
I’m still trying to piece together what happened to Fremont’s Bollywood movie theater. It was closed today and there was an eviction notice on the door.
Naz owner Shiraz Jivani didn’t answer his cell phone, which is unusual for him.
There was also a sign outside saying that the theater would reopen on Jan. 22. Also outside was a representative from BIG Cinemas, an Indian-based movie theater outfit that runs a Bollywood theater in San Jose.
He wouldn’t say much, but it appears the company might take over the Naz. He said he wouldn’t say anything until there was “an announcement.”
More to come tomorrow.