Thespian Dilip Kumar and his wife Saira Banu, who were in news recently for the release of Dilip Kumar’s biography ‘The Substance And The Shadow,' authored by film journalist Udaya Tara are in a fix over the production house who promised the duo of bringing sponsors and raising Rs 5 Crore for releasing the book.
According to reports Dilip Kumar and his wife Saira Banu lodged a complaint at Khar police station in Mumbai alleging the production company, which had promised the couple to raise money to the tune Rs 5 Crore for the event, has duped them.
In a statement Saira Banu claimed, “Suresh Kurpad and Anand Rahuilkar of Samara Productions had approached me in February through Ms. Udaya Tara Nayar and offered the proposal of sponsoring their book release event.”
She added, “The two people from Samara Productions to win over my trust also showed me forged agreements with the three sponsors and allegedly claimed to have deposited a cheque of Rs 4 crore in my bank account. However when I checked my account, I found I have been conned as no amount was deposited.”
Vikash Sonawane, sub inspector at Khar police station briefing the media said, “It is true that Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu have lodged a complaint against Samara Productions for cheating them of Rs 5 Crore.”
He added, “The production company gave them a forged agreement which allegedly listed three 'sponsors'. But the actor couple later learnt that the firms which were supposedly said to be the 'sponsors' had never entered into any agreement related to the book.”