Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra and actor Sachiin
Joshi have got into an ugly fight over Match India Poker League, a franchise
initiated by Kundra in 2017. Sachiin, according to Kunra, was one of the team
As per a report in Mumbai Mirror, Raj has alleged that a cheque of Rs 40 lakh that Sachiin issued was dishonoured, after which he has initiated legal proceedings.
On the other hand, Joshi’s representatives have a different story to tell. The actor’s representatives have accused that Kundra had “rigged” the tournament to ensure a particular team won, and when Joshi realised that there was foul play, he immediately pulled out of the event. “We never signed any agreement with Kundra, so there is no question of payment,” Joshi’s representatives said.
Kundra told the leading tabloid that Sachiin started ignoring his calls and messages after the tournament got over. “Yes, we have gone legal on Sachiin Joshi. He has been terminated from the Match Indian Poker League for defaulting on payments. His cheque for Rs 40 lakh has bounced. His team was Goa King’s; he took full publicity and after the event avoided my calls and messages. I thought he was a friend. I am completely disappointed,” he said.
The fight got uglier as Manoj Asrani, Group CMO, of Joshi’s firm Viiking Ventures, called Kundra a “con man”. “Raj Kundra initiated a poker tournament by the name of Match IPL and around 10 teams were formed. There were commitments made and the same weren’t delivered. When we got to know that the tournament was rigged for a specific team to win, we withdrew our participation and did not sign any agreement. We made sure that the payments don’t clear as there was nothing to pay for and also informed other partners that we are out of this fraudulent tournament. We are pursuing this legally and will make sure that this goes through the right justice channels,” Asrani told the daily.
He further added that Raj “loved building Ponzi schemes
and then bombing out”. “Seeing that his frauds have been uncovered, Mr Kundra
is seeking asylum behind the curtain of lies and is trying hard to push things
off his shoulder. No wonder he is going around throwing names and baseless
allegations,” said Asrani.
Last year in September, Kundra announced that Match India Poker League will have eight teams. He also officially said that actors Harman Baweja and Sachiin Joshi, and a few companies are brought on board for the same.
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