A case of fraud has been registered against Sonakshi Sinha and four others in Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh. However, Sonakshi’s management agency came to her rescue and has stated that the organiser is using the media to release false and manipulated facts and that if it does not stop at this, Sonakshi and her team will be forced to take legal action.
Along with Sonakshi, the for others who are in question are Malvika Punjabi, Dhumil Thakkar, Edgar Sakaria and Abhishek Sinha, and they have defrauded the complainant of Rs 32 lakh.
In the police complaint, the event organizer, Pramod Sharma, owner of a Moradabad-based company India Fashion and Beauty Award, has said that an amount of Rs 32 lakh had been transferred to Sonakshi’s account for her presence at an event but she did not turn up. Accusing the police of inaction, Pramod Sharma had consumed poison recently but was saved.
“Sonakshi had also released a promotional video of the award show after accepting the payment. She had also signed a memorandum of understanding for the event. On the day of the event, seven return air tickets from Mumbai to Delhi were booked, two in business class and five in economy class. They then called me up to change the timing of the event which I denied. The function timing was fixed at 04:00 pm and the tickets for the event were sold out,” stated Pramod Sharma.
After a probe into the matter, a police case has been registered against the Sonakshi Sinha and four others on charges of cheating.
Post all the legal mess, Sonakshi’s team issued a statement and said, “Sonakshi was approached by the event organizers in Delhi to attend an event. However, despite repeated reminders, the organizer failed to make the payments to Sonakshi before the event as contracted. The tickets to Delhi were not in order/as were agreed, the organiser also didn’t send return tickets for Sonakshi and her team, despite knowing that she had a shoot the next morning after the event. This put everyone in a tough spot. Several attempts were made to contact the organiser requesting him to make the contracted payments and send the tickets, however, they remained incommunicado and didn’t live up to their end of the bargain. Due to a lack of commitment by the organiser, Sonakshi and her team were left with no choice but to return home from Mumbai airport. Ever since that day, Sonakshi’s management agency has been trying to reach out to the organiser to find an amicable solution to the extent of offering an alternate date and tried to connect but to no avail. The organizer is now using the media to release false and manipulated facts. If the organiser doesn’t stop at this, Sonakshi and her team will be forced to take a legal course of action to set this straight. We request media to not let anyone use their platform without looking into the facts.”