Popular Bollywood actress Ameesha Patel has been accused in a whopping Rs 2.5 crore cheating case along with her associate business partner Kuunal Goomer. Film producer Ajay Kumar Singh has slapped a case on Ameesha for not returning the Rs 2.5 crore she had borrowed from him to make the film titled Desi Magic. Ajay has filed a complaint in the Ranchi court, alleging fraud and cheque bouncing.
Desi Magic is Ameesha’s first production with Kuunal Goomer. It features actors Ameesha Patel, Esha Gupta, Zayed Khan and Sahil Shroff in the lead roles. It went on floors in 2013 and till now there is no update on it.
Talking about the incident, Ajay Kumar said to India Today, “I had given Ameesha and Kuunal Rs 2.5 crore when they visited Ranchi in March last year for an event. They had told me the film would release by June 2018 and would be a profitable venture for me. It has yet to arrive at the theatres and when I badgered them, they promised to return my money with interest in two-three months. They even gave me a cheque of Rs 3 crore but it bounced and when I went back to them, they told me this time that they had no intention of refunding my money. They also threatened me by showing me Ameesha’s photos with some influential people. They say the film will release this year, but I haven’t got any updates on their plans.”
Ajay Kumar Singh is gearing up for the release of the upcoming Hindi film Family of Thakurganj starring Jimmy Sheirgill and Mahie Gill.
Ameesha Patel gave superhits with Hrithik Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai and Sunny Deol Gadar – Ek Prem Katha in the early 2000s but since then her career has been in a slump. She has not been able to repeat her success.
Ameesha was last seen in 2018 comedy film Bhaiaji Superhit alongside Sunny Deol.