Shilpa 'shocked' after FIR lodged against her and husband in cheating case

Wednesday 17th November 2021 06:18 EST

Actress Shilpa Shetty has issued a clarification after an FIR was lodged against her and husband Raj Kundra in an alleged cheating case. The pair, along with Kaashif Khan, director of SFL Fitness company, have been accused of duping a Mumbai-based businessman of £151,000.

Shilpa took to her Instagram and Twitter accounts following the accusations, to clarify that she and Raj Kundra were not involved in the said case and that it “pains” to see her name and reputation being damaged.

She wrote, “Woke up to an FIR registered in Raj and my name! Shocked!! To set the record straight, SFL Fitness, a venture run by Kashiff Khan. He had taken naming rights of brand SFL to open SFL Fitness Gyms around the country. All deals were struck by him and he was signatory in banking and day-to-day affairs. We are not aware of any of his transactions nor have we received a single rupee from him for the same. All franchisee's dealt directly with Kashiff. The company closed in 2014 and was entirely handled by Kashiff Khan.”

“I have worked very hard over the last 28 years and it pains me to see that my name and reputation is getting damaged and dragged so loosely to get eyeballs. My rights as a law-abiding proud citizen in India should be protected. With gratitude, Shilpa Shetty Kundra,” she concluded the post.

An FIR was registered based on a complaint by businessman Nitin Barai, who has claimed that in July 2014, Khan, Shetty, Kundra and a few others asked him to invest £151,000 into SFL Fitness company to earn a profit. He claims that he was assured the company will provide him franchise and open a gym and spa in Pune, but things did not materialise.

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