According to a police officer, a Mumbai-based businessman has filed a cheating case against Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, her husband Raj Kundra, and other individuals for allegedly defrauding him of Rs 1.51 crore.
A complaint by businessman Nitin Barai led to the filing of a FIR at the Bandra police station on Saturday.
According to the complaint, Kaashif Khan, the director of SFL Fitness, along with Shetty, Kundra, and others approached him in July 2014 and persuaded him to invest Rs 1.51 crore in the company in order to make a profit. According to the FIR, the complainant was informed that the SFL Fitness company would grant him with a franchise and allow him to open a gym and spa in Hadapsar and Koregaon in Pune, but this did not happen.
The complainant was allegedly threatened later when he requested his money back, according to the police source, who cited the complaint. According to him, the Bandra police registered the FIR based on the complaint under different sections of the Indian Penal Code, including 420 (cheating), 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 506 (criminal intimidation), and 34 (common intention).
Earlier Raj was arrested because over 100 pornographic videos were discovered on his phone, and he was accused of planning to sell them for ‘9 crores,’ according to the police.
On September 20, a Mumbai metropolitan court granted him bail. At the time, Shilpa Shetty’s statement was also recorded as a witness in the case. At the time of Raj Kundra’s imprisonment, many actresses, including Sherlyn Chopra, had made statements against him. The couple recently filed a defamation complaint against Sherlyn Chopra for Rs. 50 crore.
Since the uproar, Shilpa has been busy with her career endeavours. She made her acting debut in the film Hungama 2. She also served as a judge on the fourth season of the reality show Super Dancer.