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Bollywood and controversies go hand in hand. And the statement seems to have come true for singers Ankit Tiwari, Shilpa Rao and Akriti Kakkar, who have landed in trouble over a two-year-old case.

On Sunday, an FIR was registered against the three singers for by Mumbai police on the basis of a complaint filed by US-based event management firm, which accused them of cheating. The trio was booked under section 406 of the IPC. According to reports, the firm allegedly paid Tiwari’s company, Brotherhood Entertainment, Rs 30 lakh to perform a show about two years ago, but the singers failed to do so and did not return the money. They have now been summoned for questioning.

According to the police, the complainant, who is a manager at Deep VIP Travels, has alleged that his company got in touch with Tiwari two years ago, and the singer agreed to do a show for them. Akriti Kakkar was also roped in for the show. An amount of Rs 30 lakh was paid to Brotherhood Entertainment, reportedly owned by Ankit and his brother. Shilpa Rao is a partner in the firm.

Vora has alleged that despite him flying down to Mumbai from the US especially to speak to them and sort out the matter, the singers haven’t replied to him. He had asked them to either refund the amount or do the promised show. But they received no response again and hence “were compelled to file an FIR against them”. Inspector Arjun Rajane of Oshiwara police station said, “We will be calling them for a statement soon. The singers are not in town right now but they have been summoned.”

Well, it seems to be a troubling news for the performers.