Sex racket: Priyanka Chopra sends legal notice to spa owner


Priyanka Chopra has sent legal notice to spa owner after cops raided Priyanka’s Versova apartment which was used by the owner Manik Soni to run flesh trade. Priyanka put her property on lease to the spa owner. Her mother Madhu Chopra’s clinic was also next to the apartment. Highly shocked with the report of raid, Priyanka sends a legal notice to the spa owner.

On November 7, police run a raid at the span and they rescued three women and arrested the manager while spa owner Manik Soni managed to flee. The actress sends a legal notice to Soni besides cancelling the lease of her entire floor measuring 3,000 sq ft. Last year, Madhur Chopra and Priyanka’s brother Siddharth attended the spa launch.

A source says, “Soni has a branch of Charisma Beauty Spa and Salon in Bandra that he had allegedly started in partnership with Sohail Khan’s wife Seema. In March last year, he celebrated his birthday as well as the Versova spa’s first anniversary.”

While Priyanka was unavailable for comment, her mother says, “We have already taken action. We have sent a legal notice to the spa owner.”

Priyanka owns one entire floor of the Vastu Precinct building located in Versova, Shastri Nagar in Andheri. She had given a part of the floor on rent to the Charisma spa and beauty centre. However, the police later learned that the spa was actually being used for flesh trade and the racket was busted. The receptionist of the spa verified that the property does indeed belong to the actor and has been given on lease to the spa.

According to a source, “This property belongs to Priyanka Chopra and her mother’s clinic is situated just next to this place. The entire floor (measuring 3,000 sq ft) belongs to Chopra. In the beginning of this month, the police had raided this place after they got to know that it was being used for sex trade.” Previously, the actor’s mother Madhu and her son Siddharth had even attended the launch of the spa. The actor herself had visited the spa with her mother.

On 7th November the police received a tip off saying that the spa was being used for sex racket. A decoy was sent there to verify the complaint. He pretended to be a customer and verified the complaint. This resulted in a police raid where three adult females were rescued and the manager Dinesh Chandrakant was arrested. The rescued women have been sent to a rehabilitation centre.

The spa is owned by Manik Soni who is a well known figure in Bollywood and is associated with many film and television personalities. He is currently absconding. A source said, “The owner of the spa, Manik Soni, is on the run. He was a regular at many Bollywood parties and knows many television and film personalities. The investigation is on, and once the accused is arrested we will verify the agreement and then take action.”

While the actor remained unavailable for comments she was apparently unaware of the situation and had trusted the owners completely. A close source was quoted saying, “Priyanka has many commitments at hand and this property which she had rented out has become another trouble. She is a bit hassled at the moment regarding this. She was not aware of the fact and trusted the owners. She may take a decision on whether to continue with the lease or not.”