The Economics Offences Wing (EOW) of Mumbai police arrested Bollywood producer Prerna Arora for allegedly cheating film-maker Vashu Bhagnani of a sum of Rs. 32 crore.
According to sources, Ms Arora had taken money from Vashu Bhagnani’s firm Pooja Entertainment for exclusive rights of a film.
Ms Arora had similarly, taken money from multiple investors promising each of them exclusive rights to the same film.
None of these investors was told about the other leading to breach in contract. Ms Arora was arrested on friday and has been remanded in EOW custody till December 10.
Vashu Bhagnani had earlier claimed he was given parallel rights for films “Fanney Khan” and “Batti Gul Meter Chalu” by Ms Arora’s company KriArj Entertainment.
Ms Arora was also embroiled in a court battle with actor-producer John Abraham for the film “Parmanu“, and other films like “Kedarnath“, “Batti Gul Meter Chalu” and “Fanney Khan“.