Bhojpuri Actor, BJP MP Ravi Kishan Accused Of Taking Wrong Grant From UP Film Bandhu, Plaint Sent To Yogi
Lucknow, June 30 (TNA) Activist Dr Nutan Thakur has demanded a probe into allegations of wrongful grant of grant by Film Bandhu, Uttar Pradesh to Bhojpuri film Pandit Ji Baati Na Biya Kab Hoi 2.
In her complaint, sent to Chief Minister Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath, she has alleged that a grant of Rs 82.52 lakh was given to this film but all the necessary records were not submitted by the producers of the film Ravi Kishan and Sameer Tripathi, as well as many fake records were also seen.
Nutan has further said that the producers had not raised the bills of actual cost of the film as per the rules. Similarly, in the name of 5 lead actors of this film being residents of Uttar Pradesh, an additional grant of Rs 14.33 lakh was received but the producers did not provide their residence certificates.
Similarly, the 51-year-old Ravi Kishan and Sameer Tripathi provided certificate of total cost of the film from two different chartered accountants, in which Sanjeev Shriram Verma costing Rs. 3,81,81,000 and NR Golcha costing Rs. 2,18,01,662. This she has contended "directly looks like a fraud".
Contrary to the rules, she has further said the makers did not provide the income tax return of 3 years to the Film Bandhu. The certificate allegedly issued by District Magistrate Bhadohi regarding the shooting of the film is also suspicious, which needs to be investigated, Nutan Thakur has requested.
Nutan, while calling for a high-level probe into these facts, has demanded that the film grant be withdrawn and FIR should be lodged if the allegations are proved.
Ravi Kishan is a popular Bhojpuri actor and is the incumbent Lok Sabha MP of the BJP from Gorakhpur, a seat earlier held by chief minister Yogi Adityanath. Film Bandhu officials and the actor-turned-politician were not available for comments.