MUMBAI: After money swindling slur, Jackie Shroff’s wife, Ayesha Shroff, points threat call finger at her ex-business partner, Sahil Khan
Jackie Shroff’s producer-wife, Ayesha has registered an FIR with Bandra police following a slew of alleged threat calls from various numbers. She is presently involved in a financial dispute with her business partner and former actor, Sahil Khan, allegedly accusing him of swindling money to the tune of Rs 8 crore.
A source close to Ayesha says, “She has been receiving threat messages that her entire family will be dragged into the matter if she doesn’t agree to an out-of-court settlement. We believe Sahil is behind all this.”
The duo had launched a cyber security firm and a production house in 2009. They had locked the script for a period film titled Rani which was shelved and the production house eventually shut down. Ayesha and Sahil are now engaged in a mud-slinging contest over the alleged siphoned funds. The latter has applied for an anticipatory bail after receiving a legal notice.
Her lawyer, Rizwan Siddiquee says, “An interim bail has been granted to Sahil Khan and his sister in this case of cheating and criminal breach of trust. But Sahil Khan is openly defaming my client but also intentionally insulting her modesty. My client was also shocked to receive threat messages from an unknown number yesterday, asking her to settle the said matter. However, she is determined to fight for whatever is right and to protect her dignity. Accordingly, a fresh FIR has been registered at Bandra.”
Responding to the news of the FIR against him, Sahil says, “Ayesha has filed a false FIR of cheating against me. Since she is aware that the court has given me protection, she has filed another false complaint that I threatening her. When I have disclosed everything to the court authorities, I don’t need to settle anything with her. It’s part of her game plan to oppose my anticipatory bail.”