Vivek Oberoi's Business Partner Sanjay Saha Arrested For Cheating Him Off ₹1.55 Crore

Vivek Oberoi's Business Partner Sanjay Saha Arrested For Cheating Him Off ₹1.55 Crore

Actor Vivek Oberoi has filed a case against his three business partners for allegedly defrauding him of Rs.1.55 crore.

Megha KuchikUpdated: Monday, October 02, 2023, 10:28 PM IST
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Vivek Oberoi's Business Partner Sanjay Saha Arrested For Cheating Him Of ₹1.55 Crore | Photo Via Instagram

The MIDC police have apprehended Sanjay Saha in the Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi cheating case on October 1. The police produced him before the court, which remanded him to police custody until 7th October. The accused Sanjay Saha, the owner of an event management firm and former business partner of actor Vivek Oberoi, for allegedly defrauding the actor of Rs. 1.55 crore. Two accused Nandita Saha, and Radhika Nanda are still at large.

Actor Vivek Oberoi has filed a case against his three business partners for allegedly defrauding him of Rs.1.55 crore. The actor's firm, Oberoi Mega Entertainment LLP, has authorised chartered accountant Deven Bafna to register the case on his behalf at the MIDC police station on July 19.

Business Partnership and Transformation

Vivek Oberoi and Priyanka Oberoi formed the firm 'Oberoi Mega Entertainment LLP' in 2017, which dealt with producing, buying, and selling organic products. Due to a decline in the demand for organic products, they considered shutting down the firm. It was during this period that Vivek Oberoi met Sanjay Saha, who had experience organizing events and film productions in the film industry. Impressed by Sanjay Saha's expertise, Vivek Oberoi decided to make him a partner in 'Oberoi Mega Entertainment LLP.' In February 2020, both met at a five-star hotel in Mumbai to discuss the business deal and mutually agreed on the terms.

Subsequently, Sanjay Saha's mother Nandita Saha, and his partner Radhika Nanda, also became partners, and the firm's name changed and converted into 'Anandita Entertainment LLP,' focused on organizing events in the film industry and film production. Vivek Oberoi invested Rs. 27 lakhs in this new venture. During this time, Priyanka Oberoi resigned, and Radhika Nanda became a new partner.

Financial Transactions and Misuse

After six months, Vivek Oberoi decided to quit 'Anandita Entertainment LLP' and transferred 33.33% of his shares to "Oberoi Mega Entertainment LLP." While the latter was now part of "Anandita Entertainment LLP," all deals and work were overseen by Sanjay Saha and Radhika Nanda. Between 2020 and 2021, Vivek Oberoi further invested Rs. 95,72,814 in "Anandita Entertainment LLP." In February 2021, "Anandita Entertainment LLP" decided to produce the film 'Ganshe', with Nawazuddin Siddiqui as the lead actor, who was paid Rs. 51 lakhs. The film was intended for release on the OTT platform, and discussions were initiated with Zee 5 by Vivek Oberoi and his business partner Sanjay Saha.

In April 2022, Vivek Oberoi discovered that Sanjay Saha had misused the firm's funds for personal purposes. Sanjay Saha transferred Rs. 5 lakhs for life insurance in his mother's name and Rs. 10 lakhs to Radhika Nanda's account, labelled as salary. Additionally, Sanjay Saha used a significant amount for jewellery and personal expenses.

Establishment of "Anandita Studios Private Limited"

The complaint also alleges that Sanjay Saha established "Anandita Studios Private Limited" and informed ZEE 5 about the new firm producing the film 'Ganshe,' hiding this information from Vivek Oberoi. Sanjay Saha and the other accused allegedly pocketed Rs. 60 lakhs, which were meant to be payment for Vivek Oberoi's guest appearances in various events and programs.

Cheating Allegations

As per the FIR, Sanjay Saha and the other accused cheated Vivek Oberoi of a total of Rs. 1 crore 55 lacks 72,814. Nawazuddin Siddiqui returned Rs. 51 lakhs once he realized that Vivek Oberoi had been cheated by his business partners.

Prerak Choudhary, an advocate of actor Vivek Oberoi stated, "This is only the tip of the iceberg and there is much to follow. Sanjay Saha has not just duped our client, Vivek Oberoi, but also cheated several other celebrities. We thank the investigation authorities for looking into our complaint and taking prompt action and we are confident that truth will come out, law will take its own course and the accused would be punished as per law."

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