Bollywood Producer Prerna Arora Defends Herself in Fraud Case

Prerna Arora was arrested around eight months back in a Rs 31. 6 crore fraud case.

Updated28 Sep 2019, 10:24 AM IST
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Prerna Arora, producer of movies like Padman, Toilet - Ek Prem Katha and Pari is out on bail after she was arrested in a fraud case worth Rs 3.16 crore earlier this year. According to Mumbai Police, she had allegedly borrowed money from producer Vashu Bhagnani for Padman and Kedarnath, but had failed to return it later.

Now, the producer held a press conference on 27 September to defend herself. “I don’t have anything to hide and now that I am out I will be able to prove my innocence. I have every possible proof and I am willing to share those with the media,” Prerna said.

She also said that she is taking full responsibility of her decisions. “It was a series of bad decisions that led to this terrible incident and I am taking full ownership of my decisions. I would also like to apologise to each and every person, if I have ever hurt them unintentionally,” she added.

Prerna Arora also mentioned that she is in talk with many producers and actors and she will back on track soon.

Earlier, an official from the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Mumbai Police said that Arora had taken money from Vashu Bhagnani’s firm Pooja Entertainment for exclusive rights of a film.

The official said that 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, the Mumbai police official said. Bhagnani had earlier claimed he was given parallel rights for films Fanney Khan and Batti Gul Meter Chalu by Arora’s company KriArj Entertainment.

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.

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Published: 28 Sep 2019, 10:20 AM IST
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