Ameesha Patel did not honour their agreement
Bollywood actress Ameesha Patel is being taken to court for her alleged involvement in a cheque bounce fraud case.
The petition against the actress was heard in Jharkhand High Court by Judge Ananda Sen. The petition was heard through video conferencing to align with Covid-19 restrictions.
The High Court heard statements from both parties.
Considering the seriousness of the case, Patel has two weeks to provide a written statement after the star allegedly became involved in the cheque bounce case.
Ameesha Patel has allegedly scammed more than £240,000 from the complainant, by having him invest in a film which she later refused to be a part of.
The case was first lined in the lower court. Now, it is being challenged in Jharkhand High Court.
According to the petition, complainant Ajay Kumar Singh met Ameesha Patel during an event back in 2017.
Mr Singh is the proprietor of Lovely World Entertainment.
During the event, the Bollywood actress convinced Mr Singh to invest in her film Desi Magic.
He then transferred more than £240,000 into Patel’s bank account.
According to Mr Singh, Ameesha Patel did not honour their agreement by proceeding with the film, and she did not pay back the money either.
The complaint states that Patel has ‘cheated’ Ajay Kumar Singh.
He demanded the actress pay back his money shortly after he was informed that the film was not going to be made.
According to Mr Singh, the cheque he received from Patel bounced.
The next hearing of the case is due to occur in two weeks, where both parties will need to provide written clarification directly to the court.
This is not the first time that Ameesha Patel has come under fire for her financial decisions.
In November 2019, a court summoned the Bollywood actress in a cheque bounce case worth almost £10,000.
The summons was issued after a complaint was registered under section 318 of the Negotiable Instruments Act.
According to the complainant, Nisha Chhipa, Patel had borrowed the money for a film production.
Chhipa’s counsel, Durgesh Sharma, said:
“The actor had given a cheque of Rs 10 lakh (£9,700) to my client for repayment, but it got dishonoured as she did not have adequate balance in her bank account.”
Ameesha Patel made her Bollywood debut in the 2000 romantic thriller Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai, directed by Rakesh Roshan.