Producer Sheetal Talwar has filed a case of fraud against Sonu Sood. The conflict over a property that Sood rented to Talwar for the latter’s jazz bar has come to a flashpoint with neither party willing to relent.
Fumes Talwar, “We rented this property in Yari Road(Mumbai) from Sonu Sood for my chain of pubs. Sonu said the land was completely clear of any legal dispute. I can show you all the documents and the false affidavit saying the land is all-clear. But when we applied for licences we realized there was no clearance from the BMC (Bombay Municipal Corporation) and we were refused licence to start a bar. So my bars in the Fort and Lower Parel areas of Mumbai have opened but not in Yari Road thanks to Sonu’s misrepresentation of the premise he rented to us. We kept paying rent to Sonu till June 2012 and then I told him to get me the licences, only then will I pay him more rent.”
Now Sheetal has imposed a case of fraudulency on Sonu.
Says the producer, “Three weeks ago we wrote to the Economics Offences Wing (EOW) and put a case on him. I’ve tried to resolve the matter amicably with him. Sonu has given a false affidavit stating there’s no litigation regarding the rented property when in fact the BMC has sent him a notice. This fact was withheld in the contract. Now the BMC is not giving me a health licence to start the restaurant and bar.”
On Thursday, Sonu Sood’s representatives reclaimed the property leased to Sheetal Talwar and put their lock on it.
An angry Talwar adds, “We’ve filed a case for trespassing. I’ve all my paperwork in place. I didn’t want this to go to the media. But Sonu Sood took it to the public domain. Now it’s an all-out fight to the finish. He has signed a fraudulent contract. I am going to see him in court. He has taken my money and locked me out of the property. Sonu is displaying a very avaricious attitude. I wanted us to get together to resolve this crisis. Someone from my company has joined hands with him to mislead him.”
However Sonu Sood has another story to tell. The actor says, “In my entire life I haven’t come across anyone like Sheetal Talwar. In October 2011 I rented him my property in Yari Road. After dillydallying he signed the contract with me in March 2012 .After paying rent for five months he stopped. He hasn’t paid a single paisa in the last 5-6 months. Every time I call he has some personal problem or the other. The person from Sheetal’s company who helped us with the deal has been sacked by him. I’ve all of Sheetal’s messages and call records proving how he has been avoiding a meeting with me. I finally sent him two notices, both went unanswered. Finally I filed a non-cognizable complaint in the police. On Thursday I spoke to him. He said his mother was in the ICU and he asked me to remove the guards I have placed on my property after taking over the premise. I told him the guards will remain until he sorted it out. He then told he will use all his strength to fight this and that I too should use whatever clout I have. And within 15 minutes he reached the police station in Mumbai when he was supposed to be attending to his mother in the ICU in Delhi. He has accused me of taking his camera which was lying on the property. The cops laughed at this. He hasn’t even paid the broker who negotiated between us. I have all his agreement and messages. He even did some illegal construction on the property when I asked him not to. He now says my property is under dispute. It took him 11 months to realize it? If it is disputed then leave it. If he can’t get the licences to start his pub how can I do the same for him? When he didn’t pay me rent for six months I requested him to simply return my property. When he didn’t, I had to lock him out.”