Cheating case against Sunil Grover; comedian reacts to allegation

Popular comedian-actor Sunil Grover has landed in legal trouble as an Ahmedabad-based event organiser filed a complaint for cheating and criminal conspiracy against the comedian. Sunil, who quit ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ after a fall-out with host Kapil Sharma, has been performing in various live shows lately.

One Rajpal Shah has filed a complaint against Sunil’s manager and another event organiser named Devang Shah. Rajpal alleged that they had promised to organize an event with the comedian on May 27, but breached the contract and are now holding the same show at a different location in Ahmedabad for a higher price.    

Reacting to the cheating allegations, Sunil told The Indian Express, “I am not at fault. If someone wants attention by doing such a thing… I don’t know who this guy is. My management, my team booked the show in Ahmedabad and I am quite excited to go there and perform. Everything is clear from our end with him. He wanted to change the date and my manager returned the money because we didn’t have the date.”

“On the same date, some other organiser came and we signed with him. So, this was very ethical. We returned the advance that he had given us so, after that he wants attention,” he added.

Organiser Devang was quoted as saying, “We keep on getting 4-5 enquiries for one specific date regarding Sunil’s performances in India as well as abroad. In this case, we were not keen on doing the event on May 27 due to another concert happening on the same day. Rajpal Shah also enquired for the possibility of May 20, which couldn’t be worked out due to Sunil’s tight schedule. I returned him the advance amount of `10 lakh. So there’s no case of cheating and I have all the bank statements which I can present for the same.”

On the other hand, Rajpal’s lawyer Ashish Desai was quoted saying, “The complaint is under cheating and criminal breach of trust contract. The complainant is at the loss of good-will and must have suffered some financial losses of cancellation charges from the venue, security, hospitality team as well as must have gotten into some problems from the sponsors as well. Although, all of this needs to be proved in the court that’s when it will be taken into consideration.”