Vivek Oberoi has recntly filed a police case against his three business partners for allegedly duping him of Rs 1.54 crores. The actor alleged that his partners made him invest money in an event and film production firm. However, they used that money for their wrongful personal gain.
Vivek Oberoi files fraud case against business partners
Vivek’s firm Oberoi Mega Entertainment LLP has filed a complaint through their CA Deven Bafna. The case is filed against accused partners of Anandita Entertainment LLP Sanjay Shah, Nandita Shah, Radhika Nanda and others.
Vivek had met with Sanjay when he was contemplating shutting down his organic products business that he formed with his wife Priyanka. Considering his experience in the event and film industries, Vivek partnered up with him.
The complaint details…
According to the complaint, the business purpose for Oberoi Organic LLP and its name were changed and converted into Anandita Entertainment LLP between July and September 2020. It was mutually agreed on by both the parties. The names of Sanjay, his mother and Radhika were added in Anandita and Priyanka’s name was made to resign. After six months, Vivek backed out and replaced himself with his firm Oberoi Mega Entertainment LLP. His share of 33.3 percent also went to the firm. Reportedly, Vivek invested Rs 95.72 lakhs in Anandita till November 2021.
Vivek and Sanjay also decided to back the film Ganshe with Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the lead. The decision was taken in February 2021 and Vivek also paid Rs 51 lakh as an advance to Nawaz. A writer and director were also brought on board as well as talks were on with Zee5 for streaming rights.
As per the FIR, it was in early 2022 that Vivek observed misuse of funds and his firm’s manager corroborated that. When his CA dug up further, he found out that the firm’s funds worth Rs 58.56 lakh were used by Sanjay, Nandita and Radhika for personal expenses such as paying for insurance, buying jewellery, drawing salary, etc.
Sanjay forming a new company…
Post that, Vivek got to know that Sanjay had formed a new firm Anandita Studios Pvt Ltd. He had also lied to Zee5 that Ganshe was being produced under it. Nawaz returned his signing amount to Vivek after getting to know about the fraud. According to the complaint, Rs 60 lakh which Vivek and his company got for his appearances, were also pocketed by Sanjay and the other accused.
Following the complaint made by Vivek’s representative, MIDC police in Mumbai are investigating the matter. An officer informed that they have booked Sanjay, his mother Nandita and Radhika under Sections 406 (criminal breach of trust), 409 (criminal breach of trust by public servant, banker, merchant or agent), 420 (cheating) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.
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