Hoshiarpur

FIR against Surveen Chawla, Nil Battey Sannata producer

The Hush Post: An FIR has been registered against Bollywood actress Surveen Chawla. She has been booked in a case of fraud. The complainant is from New Zealand and is a Hoshiarpur-based businessman and strategic investor. The allegations are that money was given to Surveen Chawla to make a movie called Nil Battey Sannata.

The FIR has been registered at City Hoshiarpur police station. Apart from Surveen her brother Manvinder Singh and their associate Akshay Thakkar have also been booked.

As per the FIR, they borrowed Rs 40 lakhs from the complainant with the promise to return the principal amount along with profits earned after the release of the film, but till date have not come up with the money, and have thus cheated the complainant.

The FIR has been registered on the complaint of Satyapal Gupta, sole proprietor of SV International, opposite Dogra Market, Phagwara Road, Hoshiarpur.

Gupta alleged in his complaint that Surveen Chawla, her brother Manwinder Singh and their associate Akshay Thakkar had approached him in 2014 and said that they were producing a Bollywood film titled “Nil Battey Sannata”. Gupta said Manwinder Singh was known to his (Gupta’s) son and he had introduced him to Surveen Chawla and Akshay Thakkar.

The complainant said that the accused had asked him to invest Rs 1 crore in their film and had promised that within six months he would get 50,00,000 from this amount and remaining amount will also be paid back to him. The accused had demanded Rs 1 crore but he paid Rs 51 lakh and out of which a payment of Rs 11 lakh got cancelled due to some technical fault. So, in all, the complainant had paid Rs 40 lakh to the trio.

The complainant said that the accused told him to deposit Rs 51,00,000 in the account of J.A.R. Pictures, a Mumbai-based firm that produced the movie “Nil Batte Sannata”. The accused had told Gupta that out of this 51,00,000 lakh, an amount of Rs 11,00,000 would be paid to Surveen Chawla directly.

Gupta said that he deposited Rs 51 lakh in installments on different occasions. Out of which he June 16, 2014 he deposited Rs 9 lakh from the account of his firm SV International. On June 19, 2014 he deposited Rs11 lakh which went to Surveen Chawla, on June 20, 2014 he deposited Rs 11 lakh and on June 23, 2014, he deposited Rs 10 lakh. All these loan instalments were paid from Gupta’s firm SV International. Besides, two instalments of Rs 5 lakh each (Rs 10 lakh in total) were paid from Gupta’s associate firm Grey Motors. In total, an amount of  Rs 51 lakh was deposited but out of this an instalment of Rs 11 lakh got cancelled due to technical fault.

Gutpa alleged in his complaint that Surveen Chawla met his son on many occasions while the film was being produced. She met Gupta’s son at his Grey Motors office in Bathinda and in Hoshiarpur on many occasions and she kept assuring them that they would be repaid Rs 70 lakh within six months from the release of the film.

Gupta further alleged that when the film got released on April 22, 2016 , the accused stopped taking his calls and even stopped replying to his emails.

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