Hrithik Roshan’s ex-wife Sussanne Khan has been filed with a defamation suit seeking Rs.15 crore as damages on Thursday by Mudith Gupta, Managing Partner of Emgee Properties (A real estate firm) for allegedly making defamatory statements against him.
Ranjith Shetty, who is Mudith Gupta’s lawyer informed a news agency that Gupta has filed the suit against Khan before Senior Civil Divison Court in Goa. The hearing will take place on July 20.
Emjee Properties had earlier filed a complaint with Panaji police against Khan for alleged fraud of Rs.1.87 crore. Khan has challenged the FIR before Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court. She had been booked under section 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of IPC. The company alleged that Sussanne had represented herself as an architect and designer but failed to execute the project in Goa, thus cheating the firm of around Rs.1.87 crore, which was paid between September 21,1013 to February 20, 2015.
There was a twist in this case when Gupta filed the defamation case against her. His lawyer informed the news agency, “Khan has issued statements through media that Gupta is trying to bully her. He is trying to pressurise her being a single mother. She has also said that the firm wanted to take some cheap architect.”
He added, “Such statements have forced us to file a defamation suit against her to the tune of Rs.15 crore before Senior Civil Court in Panaji.”
Sussanne believes that the allegations against her are false and defamatory and just a pressure tactic by the firm.