In a rather shocking turn of events, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a money laundering case against producer Prerna Arora on Wednesday, reported ETimes.
The filmmaker was charged with fraud of Rs 31 crore. The producer was reportedly summoned by the ED on Wednesday, but she failed to appear citing being out of town for work.
An ANI report said, "The money laundering case against Bollywood producer Prerna Arora is of Rs 31 crores. ED summoned her today but she did not appear as she is not in Mumbai. On her behalf, her lawyer reached the ED office & sought time."
Earlier, Prerna was arrested by the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) for allegedly cheating film producer Vashu Bhagnani of Rs 31.6 crore. The complaint with EOW was lodged by Nagesh Vaidikar, production manager at Vashu Bhagnani's Puja Films on behalf of the producer.
She was reportedly a director of KriArj Entertainment Private Limited then and was charged under sections 420 (cheating) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC.
Meanwhile, Prerna Arora is known for producing films like 'Toilet Ek Prem Katha', 'Pad Man', 'Kedarnath', 'Rustom', 'Fanney Khan' among others.
"Every business suffers losses, but you cover up by making other films. Newcomers need time to establish themselves, but I never got that space. I started with Rustom and went on to sign films back to back. I admit I have made mistakes. I should have slowed down and learned more, but the intention was never to run away with somebody’s money… I want to apologise to each and every person whom I have angered. I will work hard and do my paperwork correctly hereon," Prerna had said in an interview in 2019, as quoted by ETimes.
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