Last year Prernaa Arora was the toast of T’town thanks to hits like Toilet – Ek Prem Kathaa and Padman. However, this year has been a bad one for the producer with poor financial dealings and problems with leading actors resulting in a huge loss of reputation. And now, things have gone really bad.
The Mumbai Police arrested Prernaa Arora for allegedly cheating film-maker Vashu Bhagnani of a sum of Rs. 32 crore. Arora was arrested last Friday and has been remanded in EOW custody till December 10.
The Economics Offences Wing (EOW) of Mumbai Police confirmed the arrest and has said that she is being questioned about her shady film dealings. According to the police, Arora had taken money from Vashu Bhagnani's firm, Pooja Entertainment for exclusive rights of a film. Similarly, she has taken money from multiple investors promising each of them exclusive rights to the same film.
None of these investors was told about the other and hence she was in a breach of contract with everybody, the Mumbai police official said. Mr Bhagnani had earlier claimed he was given parallel rights for films Fanney Khan and Batti Gul Meter Chalu which were produced by Arora's company, KriArj Entertainment.
Arora was famously embroiled in a court and media battle with John Abraham over the film Parmanu. She had issues with the recently released Sushant Singh-Sara Ali Khan starrer Kedarnath as well.