Fake Casting Calls: Ekta Kapoor Files Police Complaints
Mumbai: The reputation of Balaji Telefilms Ltd and ALT Digital Entertainment was at stake with fake casting agents demanding money from acting spirants in the name of Ekta Kapoor.
Now, Ekta’s production company has decided to take legal action and urged people to report any suspicious casting call to them.
“It has come to our notice that some people have been falsely representing using forged documents to claim themselves as casting agents for Balaji Telefilms Ltd and/or ALT Digital Entertainment Pvt Ltd in order to make monetary and other gains. Balaji Telefilms Ltd has filed police complaints against such people,” Balaji Telefilms Ltd and ALT Digital Entertainment said in a statement on social media on Sunday.
“Any acting aspirant, dealing with such people, shall do so at his/her own risk and Balaji Telefilms Ltd, ALT Digital Entertainment Pvt Ltd and Ms Ektaa R Kapoor shall not be held responsible/liable for any loss or damages this incurred. It is hereby clarified that Balaji Telefilms Ltd, ALT Digital Entertainment Pvt Ltd and Ms. Ektaa R Kapoor have never demanded nor will demand money from any aspirant.”
Adding a helpline mail ID to report such fraud cases, the statement further said: “In the event you find a casting call suspicious kindly inform us immediately with the details of such agents on our official email id firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Ekta, veteran Bollywood star Jeetendra’s daughter, is joint Managing Director and Creative Head of Balaji Telefilms Limited, which was established in 1994. In 2017, she launched ALT Balaji after the success of their subsidiary company, Balaji Motion Pictures.
Ekta’s latest venture was co-production of Taapsee Pannu-starrer ‘Dobaaraa’, directed by Anurag Kashyap and released on August 19.