A police complaint has been filed against actor turned producer-director Ajay Devgan in the Jharkhand capital by the owner of a production house, charging him of cheating.
According to sources, "The FIR was lodged in Argora police station of the city on February 27th by one, Rajesh Kumar Prasad of Kumar Art International (KAI), charging the actor of cheating, as he had not assigned dates for the movie he signed even after taking the signing amount. The complaint states that KAI, which also has an office in Mumbai, signed a movie with Devgan in January, 1995. The actor was to be paid Rs.21 lakhs as his acting remuneration and KAI had paid him Rs.200,000 as his signing amount. But the multiple National Award winning actor, who was supposed to play the lead role in the movie, had spared only few hours and after that never bothered, the complaint states.
The complaint also further states that Prasad approached the actor's personal secretary to get time but did not get any positive response. After waiting for 14 years, he lodged FIR against Ajay. The FIR has been lodged under different sections of IPC including 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 420 (cheating).
Prasad, a resident of Ranchi, said that Ajay's act caused heavy financial loss and mental stress to him.