‘The Kapil Sharma Show’s actor, Kiku Sharda has landed in legal trouble, as an art director filed a cheating case against the comedian and the other members of a charity trust. Nitin Kulkarni has filed a police case against six people from the charitable trust called The Mumbai Fest and alleged these people of cheating him with Rs 50.70 lakhs. Apparently, the comedian’s name has been dragged into the controversy as he has been associated with the trust but was not an active member of the organization.
Kiku Sharda is said to have denied the facts of being an active member of the charitable trust. As per reports, he said that the trust was only formed to help the people and to promote art and culture. Kulkarni has filed a case at the Amboli Police station and has named five people in his FIR alongside Kiku Sharda.
As per a report on Times Now, the 51-year-old was apparently given the task of designing a set for the 3-day fest that was held last year at the MMRDA grounds in BKC. The art director claims that he has not received any of the copy of an agreement between him and the trust (The Mumbai Fest). Not just that, he also stated that the cheque given to him by the trust got bounced and he was left unpaid for his amount.
While talking about the same, a police officer informed the daily, “The dispute arose between the two parties due to some miscommunication about the due amount. After receiving a complaint we have registered an FIR and our probe is on. We will verify the claims made by both sides.” The lawyer of the trust commented on the case and said, “We will give all the necessary documents to the police and also submit the proof in court.”