Advocate Rajesh Sachdeva has accused the musician of performing in India on a tourist visa
Mumbai: Barely a week after Kangra police cancelled a performance in Dharamsala by American based rapper, Bohemia, a new controversy has emerged. The Pakistan-origin US-based rapper has been slapped with a lawsuit by advocate Rajesh Sachdeva alleging that Bohemia has been performing commercially on a tourist visa.
Roger David aka Bohemia is known for hit numbers such as Car Nachdi, Kali Denali and Ek Tera Pyaar.
Sachdeva stated, "The above person deliberately and intentionally mislead the Indian embassy/consulate in the United State of America in granting him a tourist visa. The said Roger David @ Bohemia applied for a tourist Visa without disclosing the fact that he shall be indulging commercial artist musical shows, which is a clear violation of the rules in the grant of a tourist visa. Though the above person somehow managed to obtain US citizenship and thereafter procure a US passport, but he is born and brought up in Pakistan, and firmly believes in Muslim Religion and culture. Upon arriving in India, the above person straight away reached Chandigarh and publically performed in a restaurant named TGIF on 05.12.2018 and earned lakhs of rupees."
The advocated also mentioned a slew of venues in Jaipur, New Delhi, Chandigarh as well as marriages and social functions where Bohemia allegedly performed and earned unaccounted money in cash.
He also mentioned the rapper's said agent Sahil, who he says is acting as an agent in the collection and transferring of the money so earned by Bohemia. "It is, therefore, requested that a thorough investigation may be conducted into the affairs of Roger David and his agent Mr. Sahil be brought to books," he said.
Despite the furore, the musician remains unfazed and even posted an update on Instagram informing his fans about a shoot with Punjabi musicians The Meet Brothers.
How beautiful is India ❤️ pic.twitter.com/jIxF0inXfu— BOHEMIA (@iambohemia) January 23, 2019
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Last Updated Jan 24, 2019, 3:40 PM IST