Shilpa Shetty’s family is in a bit of a mess, as the actress and her family- sister Shamita Shetty and mother Sunanda Shetty have been dragged to the court by a proprietor of an automobile agency, Parhad Amra.
According to a report in Mid-day, Parhad has claimed that actress’ late father, Surendra Shetty, had borrowed Rs 21 lakh as financial aid for his business and late Shetty was supposed to repay the amount with interest in January 2017. However, Shilpa and her family has denied all allegations and will have to show up for a hearing in the Metropolitan Magistrate Court on January 29.
A report in Mid-day suggests, “Amra paid the first instalment of Rs 8 lakh on August 20, 2015, from his automobile agency account, then a second one of Rs 5 lakh on September 5, 2015 from his personal account, and the third one of Rs 8 lakh on October 7, 2015 from his automobile agency's account. All payments were made through cheques drawn in the favour of Surendra's firm 'Corgifts'. Amra further claims that as per their discussion, Surendra was to return the money in January 2017 along with interest at 18 percent per annum.”
Talking to the leading tabloid, Amra said, “I trusted the Shetty family with my hard-earned money and they've swindled me out of my life savings. I have no option but to proceed legally."
Amra's advocate Yusuf Iqbal told Mid-Day, "The matter came up for hearing on December 8, 2018, and since no one from the Shetty family nor their lawyer were present for the hearing, the court directed Juhu police to make an inquiry under section 202 of Criminal Procedure Code and submit their report. The matter is slated for [hearing] on January 29."
He further added, “It is unfortunate that instead of repaying our client, Sunanda Shetty and her actor daughters are making him run from pillar to post for his own money. We will ensure that all the evidence that we have to prove our say is produced before the court to seek justice."
On the other hand, Shetty’s lawyer Ravi Kotian has refused all the charges. The Mid-Day report claims, “Kotian alleged that it was Amra who was in dire need of the money and took advantage of the familial relationship he shared with the Shetty family. He further claimed that his clients have a detailed electronic record of their conversations with Amra, where he has demanded Rs 10 lakh and Rs 11 lakh respectively for a house lottery or 'some other sob story'.”
air about the controversy, Shilpa Shetty told the leading tabloid, "I have
never had any involvement in my late father's business, and have no knowledge
at all of the financial dealings of the company. This gentleman is misleading
the media. I knew him in the capacity of our family car mechanic that's
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