The Uttar Pradesh Police on Thursday visited Sonakshi Sinha's Mumbai house to enquire over the ongoing investigation in connection with a case registered against the actor for allegedly not performing at an event despite accepting payment for the same.
In February, a case was registered against the actor and four others for allegedly accepting Rs 24 lakh for a stage performance but not turning up for the event. The event was scheduled to take place in September 2018. The case was registered under sections 420 (cheating) and 406 of IPC.
Reacting to the same, Sonakshi Sinha took to her Twitter handle to release her stance over this and called the organiser someone who did not 'live upto his commitment'. Read her full statement below -
For those unaware, the complainant told ANI, “I tried convincing her a lot to perform at the event and even told her that I will incur huge losses if she doesn’t come, but she refused to perform.”
Sonakshi Sinha had at the time released a statement via her spokesperson to clarify her stand. The statement read: "Sonakshi is a thorough professional and has no reason to walk away from any commitment she makes. Sonakshi was approached by the event organizers in Delhi to be their chief guest. However, despite repeated reminders, the organizers failed to have the dues cleared till the last day. This is payable to Sonakshi for her professional commitment and along with the dues, they didn't even send the return tickets to the team, putting everyone in tough spot since she had a shoot the next morning."
"They remained incommunicado with Sonakshi's team till the last minute despite all of the above and she hence decided to give it one last try by going to the airport. Unfortunately, despite abiding by her professional codes, she had to come back home from the airport because the organizers just weren't responding and updating them. Being someone who believes is everyone holding up their end of a bargain, she wasn't pleased about the lack of commitment showcased from their end and hence her team was forced to take a stand against attending the event."
The statement also said: "Ever since that day, Sonakshi's management agency has been trying to reach out to the organiser to find an amicable solution to the extent of offering an alternate date and tried to connect but to no avail. The organizer is now using the media to release false and manipulated facts. If the organiser doesn't stop at this, Sonakshi and her team will be forced to take a legal course of action to set this straight. We request media to not let anyone use their platform without looking into the facts."
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