A complaint has been filed against Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan and seven others for allegedly cheating a Chennai-based stockist MR Muralidharan. The complaint was filed at Kodungaiyur police station and a case was booked under section 420 (Cheating) IPC.
The complainant, MR Muralidharan, authorised signatory of Sun Enterprises was appointed as a stockist of Xtreme Perfumes & Personal Care, a Gurgaon-based firm, to merchandise the perfume HRX, launched and promoted by Hrithik in 2014.
According to a report in The Hindu, Muralidharan states in his complaint that the actor was introduced to him as the owner and after the brand changed hands, non-moving stock was returned to the firm but Rs 20 lakh was not paid as compensation. Although a complaint was filed in 2014 itself, the police have registered it only in June under the court’s direction.
According to a report in Times of India, a legal notice was served to Hrithik, and the actor in response claimed that some of the other products were assigned to different firms in New Delhi and Mumbai, suggesting that he is not liable for Muralidharan’s losses.
Actor Hrithik Roshan is a popular Bollywood star well known for his roles in films like Dhoom, Krrish, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, amongst others. Son of director Rakesh Roshan and grandson of director Om Prakash, Hrithik made his debut in Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (2000) directed by his father.
The actor was last seen in Kaabil that came out in 2017. The film earned him a Filmfare nomination for best actor. Hrithik is currently gearing up for his next release Super 30. The biopic, based on Indian Mathematician Anand Kumar, is being helmed by Queen director Vikas Bahl and is scheduled to release in January 2019.
(The article was originally published on The News Minute.)
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