According to ANI, “Andheri court has issued an order summoning actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra, her sister Shamita Shetty and mother Sunanda Shetty, following a complaint by a businessman who has alleged a non-repayment of Rs 21 lakhs loan by them; court orders the three to appear on February 28.”
The complainant, an automobile agency owner, claimed that the trio had cheated him of Rs 21 lakh, after the actor’s father, Surendra Shetty, had borrowed the said amount from him, in 2015.
He added that Shetty, her mother and sister failed to repay the loan, which was borrowed at an annual interest rate of 18% and was due in January 2017. The cheque was reportedly addressed to Surendra’s company.
However, Surendra Shetty died in October 2016, but the sisters and their mother have refused to repay the loan despite having prior knowledge of it. They have also denied owing any money to the businessman.
Shilpa Shetty has been in the midst of several controversies, lately.
In January, Shetty was discharged by a Mumbai court in the obscenity case that was filed against her, after American actor Richard Gere publicly kissed her at a promotional event in Rajasthan, back in 2007. Shetty garnered immense criticism for the incident, for not resisting the act. The court, however, ruled that Shetty seemed to be a “victim” in the case and that Gere was the main accused, in January 2022.
Kundra was arrested in a pornography case for being the “key conspirator”, in July 2021. He was accused of making porn films under the pretext of producing short films for OTT platforms and distributing them on multiple apps. Many actors were reportedly involved in the case including Sherlyn Chopra, who had filed a complaint against both Shetty and Kundra, alleging that she was a victim of fraud and mental harassment. In response, the couple filed a defamation suit against her.
Kundra was granted bail in September after spending two months in jail.