Akshaye Khanna claims he was duped of Rs.50 lakh after being promised quick and handsome returns from investments in the commodity market. The crime branch of Mumbai police is investigating the complaint filed by the actor, a police official confirmed on Sunday. The complaint has been lodged at the Malabar Hill police station.
"Yes, a complaint was registered at our police station on Friday evening by Akshaye Khanna's lawyer. The current status is that the crime branch is investigating the case. Once we get any update, we can speak on that," said senior inspector Vinay Bagade.
According to reports, the 38-year-old actor has named in his complaint Satyabrata Chakravarty and his wife Sona, president and director, respectively, of Intech Images Private Ltd, who allegedly duped him of Rs 50 lakh, after promising him that they would double it in 45 days after investing it in the commodity market.
Akshaye is known for his films such as 'Taal', 'Dil Chahta Hai', 'Humraaz', 'Hulchul' and 'Gandhi, My Father'. He was last seen in the 2012 release 'Gali Gali Chor Hai'.