The Economics Offences Wing (EOW) of Mumbai police arrested Bollywood producer Prerna Arora for allegedly cheating film-maker Vashu Bhagnani of a sum of Rs 32 crore, a senior official said Saturday. Also Read - Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Agrees To Battle It Out With Salman Khan At The Box Office
According to the official, Arora had taken money from Bhagnani’s firm Pooja Entertainment for exclusive rights of a film. Also Read - Fanney Khan-Race 3 clash not a concern for Aishwarya: Producer
The official said that Arora had, similarly, taken money from multiple investors promising each of them exclusive rights to the same film.
None of these investors was told about the other leading to breach in contract, the Mumbai police official said. Also Read - Fanney Khan-Race 3 clash not a concern for Aishwarya: Producer
Arora was arrested Friday and has been remanded in EOW custody till December 10, he said.
Bhagnani had earlier claimed he was given parallel rights for films Fanney Khan and Batti Gul Meter Chalu by Arora’s company KriArj Entertainment.
Bhagnani could not be reached for comments on Saturday.
Arora was also embroiled in a court battle with actor-producer John Abraham for the film Parmanu, and other films like Kedarnath, Batti Gul Meter Chalu and Fanney Khan.