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Ameesha Patel accused of cheating film producer of Rs 2.5 crore; Jharkhand HC seeks response

09:20 AM Feb 27, 2021 | FPJ Web Desk

Bollywood actress Ameesha Patel who had been accused by film producer-businessman Ajay Kumar Singh for not paying dues for the money she borrowed to make her film 'Desi Magic' was dragged to court.

Singh accused Ameesha Patel of money laundering and fleecing him of Rs 2.5 crore which he had financed for the film, which involved Ameesha and her associate partner Kuunal Goomer.

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He moved court and said in his official statement and said that he was promised by Goomer and Patel that they would return the amount with interest but so far, he only has bounced cheques from the two.

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He also claimed that their movie which was called ‘Desi Magic’ was supposed to release a long time ago, and gave the said amount to ensure quick release of the film but it did not happen.

He filed a case against Patel in Jharkhand High Court after it was first heard at a lower court. The HC hearing took place via video conferencing and the judge asked both parties to settle the matter via mediation and file a written response in the next two weeks.

'Desi Magic' directed by Mehul Atha, stars Zayed Khan, Ravi Kishan, Sahil Shroff and Randhir Kapoor in lead roles. It has Ameesha in double roles and it was announced in 2013 but has not seen the light of the day till this date.

According to earlier reports, Ameesha threatened Ajay by showing her pictures with influential people after he started demanding money from her and Goomer.

Ameesha’s career has been in a slump since a long time now. She gave superhits like 'Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai' and 'Gadar – Ek Prem Katha' in the early 2000s but since then has not been able to replicate her success. She was last seen action-comedy 'Bhaiaji Superhit' which was a flop too.

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