Mumbai: Dabangg actor Sonakshi Sinha is being accused of fraud by a Moradabad-based event planner, Pramod Sharma. 

Sharma alleged that though the actor agreed to perform at India Fashion and Beauty Award event hosted by his company, she did not turn for the event. His Moradabad-based company had organised the event at the Sri Fort Auditorium in Delhi for which Sonakshi was supposed to distribute awards.

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According to him, Sinha accepted the paycheck worth Rs 37 lakhs for the same and the flight tickets. He even alleged to have spent an extra Rs 9 lakhs on the actor’s accommodation and travel. 

However, her non-attendance cause him monetary losses and damaged his reputation. The complainant told ANI, “I tried convincing her a lot to perform at the event and even told her that I will incur huge losses if she doesn’t come, but she refused to perform.” The event attendees even vandalised the venue when they realised that the actor would not be performing after all. 

Sonakshi has also appeared in the promotional video of the event too. 

Meanwhile, according to a newspaper report  DSP of Moradabad, Gajraj Singh authenticated the electronic money transfer to Sonakshi Sinha. The police also confirmed that Sharma had produced a copy of MoU signed by Sonakshi Sinha and filed the complaint on November 24 last year. "We have instructed the Katghar police station to registered an FIR against Sonakshi Sinha and her associates. Further investigation will be carried out into the matter," they reportedly said. 

DSP Moradabad, Gajraj Singh said, “A case of cheating filed against 5 people, further action will be taken. Actress Sonakshi Sinha, Abhishek Sinha, Malvika Punjabi, Dhumil Thakkar & Edgar have been named in the FIR.”

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Sonakshi Sinha and her legal team are yet to respond to the issue.