New Delhi, June 29: Shah Rukh Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui are likely to have some serious legal problems as the two actors have been dragged in an online ponzi scam worth Rs 500 crore.
The CBI on Wednesday said it has registered a case on the alleged Rs 500 crore online ponzi scam involving the Ghaziabad-based Webwork Trade Links Pvt Ltd in Uttar Pradesh. A complaint has named Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui who endorsed Webwork Trade Link’s shadow company Addsbook Marketing in 2016.
According to the complaint, which is now part of the FIR, the company opened a “shadow company”, Addsbook Marketing Pvt, which was launched on December 10, 2016, with brand ambassadors “Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Shahrukh Khan”.
Shah Rukh and Nawazuddin got dragged into the scam for being brand ambassadors of the firm. A complaint against the company has alleged people had invested heavily in the fake company under the influence of the Bollywood stars.
The complaint primarily is about Anurag Jain and Sandesh Verma allegedly took money from people assuring them with profitable payments for every click on advertisements on their website. This way they collected over Rs 500 crore from around two lakh people.
The complaint has been filed by Amit Jain, one of those duped.
However, both the actors are not named as either accused or suspects in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) FIR.
The CBI, on directives of the Allahabad High Court, took over the investigation and re-registered the FIR against the promoters of Webwork Trade Links, Anurag Jain, and Sandesh Verma for alleged cheating and violation of the Information Technology Act.
Shah Rukh and Nawazuddin Siddiqui worked together in 2017 film Raees.
On the work front, SRK will soon be seen in Imtiaz Ali’s Jab Harry Met Sejal which also stars Anushka Sharma in a lead role. Apart from this film, King Khan is also shooting for Aanand L.Rai’s next.