Cheating Complaint Against Shilpa Shetty, Raj Kundra; Actress Is ‘Pained’
Mumbai: There’s no end to Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra’s woes.
The celebrity couple was rocked to discover a cheating complaint filed by a businessman, accusing them of cheating and criminal intimidation, and demanding Rs 1.51 crore in damages.
The FIR was registered at Bandra police station against Shilpa, Raj and SFL Fitness Pvt Ltd director Kashiff Khan.
The Bollywood actress responded by releasing a statement in which she stated that she was pained to see her name and reputation getting ‘damaged and dragged so loosely to get eyeballs’.
“Woke up to an FIR registered in Raj and my name! Shocked! To set the record straight, SFL Fitness, a venture run by Kashiff Khan. He had taken naming rights of brand SFL to open SFL gyms around the country. All deals were struck by him and he was signatory in banking and day to day affairs. We are not aware of any of his transactions and nor have we received a rupee from him for the same. All franchisees dealt directly with Kashiff. The company closed in 2014 and was entirely handled by Kashiff Khan. I have worked very hard over the past 24 years and it pains me to see that my name and reputation is getting damaged and dragged so loosely to get eyeballs. My rights as a law-abiding citizen in India should be protected,” Shilpa wrote on Twitter.
— SHILPA SHETTY KUNDRA (@TheShilpaShetty) November 14, 2021
Nitin Barai, the complainant, claimed he was assured that SFL Fitness company will provide him a franchise and open a gym and spa in Pune. When it didn’t materialise, the businessman wanted his money returned, but he was allegedly threatened.
Raj Kundra was granted bail in September two months after being arrested by Mumbai Police crime branch for alleged involvement in a pornographic films case.