Cheating Case Filed Against Actor Hrithik Roshan by Chennai-Based StockistAugust 28, 2018 14:01
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A complaint has been filed against Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan and seven others for allegedly cheating a Chennai-based stockist MR Muralidharan. The complaint was filed at Kodungaiyur police station and a case was booked under section 420 (Cheating) IPC (Indian Penal Code).
The complainant, MR Muralidharan, an authorized signatory of Sun Enterprises was appointed as a stockist of Xtreme Perfumes & Personal Care, a Gurgaon-based firm, to merchandise, the perfume HRX launched and promoted by Hrithik in 2014.
According to a report in The Hindu, Muralidharan states in his complaint that the actor was introduced to him as the owner and after the brand changed hands, the non-moving stock was returned to the firm but Rs. 20 lakh was not paid as compensation. Although a complaint was filed in 2014 itself, the police have registered it only in June under the court's direction.
According to a report in Times of India, a legal notice was served to Hrithik, and the actor in response claimed that some of the other products were assigned to different firms in New Delhi and Mumbai, suggesting that he is not liable for Muralidharan's losses.
Hrithik is currently gearing up for his next release Super 30. The biopic, based on Indian Mathematician Anand Kumar, is being helmed by Queen director Vikas Bahl and is scheduled to release in January 2019.
By Sowmya Sangam