Karishma Tanna sued for fraud and cheating


Television actress and former ‘Bigg Boss’ contestant Karishma Tanna was caught in a legal hassle. The actress was sued for cheating, threatening and blackmailing. A Delhi-based event manager Manas Katyal slapped legal notice accusing the actress of fraud. 

According to Katyal, Karishma Tanna was roped in to perform at a wedding reception in Haldwani on February 16 but she failed to turn up. "We gave her the advance payment, thus booking her for the said date. However, Karishma and her entourage, including her manager Payal Rai and stylist Seema Samar Ahmed, didn't show up at the venue. Her no-show caused us a loss of nearly Rs 10 lakh”, Manas was quoted as saying.

"She threatened our driver with a false case of harassment if he didn't turn the car around and drive her back to Delhi," he added.

He added that they flew Tanna to Delhi and was brought to Haldwani by road but in the mid-way she has a change of mind. "She threatened our driver with a false case of harassment if he didn't turn the car around and drive her back to Delhi."

Karishma Tanna on her part, accuses Katyal of duping her. "I was told the show was in Moradabad. When we reached Moradabad, we found out that the show was actually in Haldwani, which is another few hours from there. I had told Manas right at the start that I have a back issue and can't travel long distances."

Countering Katyal's demand that she compensate for his loss, she retorts, "Why should I return the money? He should compensate me for the mental harassment that I was put through." Tanna's lawyer Tushar Gujjar says they have responded to Katyal's notice and initiated proceedings against him.