A Mumbai businessman filed a case of fraud Bollywood Actress Shilpa Shetty, her husband Raj Kundra and some others allegedly duped her Rs 1.51 crore, a police officer said on Sunday. Based on the complaint of businessman Nitin Barai, an FIR was registered at Bandra police station on Saturday.
The complainant alleged that in July 2014, Kashif Khan, director of SFL Fitness Company, along with Shetty, Kundra and others, asked them to invest Rs 1.51 crore in the venture to earn profit. The complainant claimed that he was assured that SFL Fitness Company would provide him with a franchise and would open a gym and spa in Hadapsar and Koregaon in neighboring Pune, but as per the FIR, this did not happen. Later, when the complainant asked for his money back, he was allegedly threatened, the police officer said, citing the complaint.
Reacting to the complaint against her on Twitter, Shilpa Shetty wrote, “Wake up for the FIR registered in the name of Raj and me! Shocked!! To set the record straight, SFL Fitness, a venture run by Kashif Khan. He took the naming rights of the brand SFL to open SFL fitness gyms across the country. All the deals were done by him and he was the signatory in banking and day to day affairs. We are not aware of any of his transactions, nor have we received even a single rupee from him. All the franchisees deal directly with Kashif. The company shut down in 2014 and is fully controlled by Kashif Khan (sic),” he said.
He said that based on the complaint, the Bandra police registered an FIR under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including 420 (cheating), 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (general intent). . That the matter is under investigation.
(with PTI input)