Updated June 10th, 2024 at 19:16 IST

Digangana Suryavanshi Falsely Used Akshay Kumar's Name To Extort Money, Claim Showstopper Makers

MH Films has filed this complaint against Digangana under IPC Section 420 (cheating) and Section 406 (criminal breach of trust), as per media reports.

Digangana Suryavanshi | Image:Instagram
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The creators of Zeenat Aman’s upcoming series Showstopper have lodged a police complaint against actor Digangana Suryavanshi, accusing her of cheating and criminal breach of trust. As per media reports, Suryavanshi allegedly falsely claimed she had secured Akshay Kumar as a presenter for the project, demanding substantial payments totaling Rs 75 lakh and a Mercedes car.

What more do we know about the case?

MH Films has filed this complaint against Digangana under IPC Section 420 (cheating) and Section 406 (criminal breach of trust), as per media reports. Additionally, MH Films has issued a defamation notice to actor Rakesh Bedi and Suryavanshi's fashion designer Krishan Parmar. They are accused of making false public statements regarding the OTT platform's unwillingness to collaborate, which allegedly damaged the project's reputation. They also reportedly misled the media by claiming the project was shelved and that payments were withheld.

Take a look at the copy of the complaint:

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Allegations against Digangana

The complaint further alleges that Digangana told Manish Harishankar she had spoken with Akshay Kumar and that two members of his office were interested in seeing the show, as per media reports. Subsequently, two individuals visited Harishankar's office, claiming that Akshay Kumar wanted to watch the show. Since Akshay was shooting in Ajmer at the time, Harishankar arranged for Digangana and his editor to travel to Ajmer with all the episodes on an iPad. Although the editor briefly met Akshay, Digangana took the footage and went alone to show it to the superstar. Allegedly, she has not returned the iPad and claimed that Akshay demanded a full and final payment of Rs 6 crore in advance if Harishankar wanted to use his name as the presenter.

When asked to arrange a meeting with Akshay or at least a phone conversation, Digangana reportedly made excuses, leading to the current legal case.

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Published June 10th, 2024 at 19:16 IST