ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Rajkummar Rao named in Email Bid to Extort Rs. 3 Crore
Rajkummar Rao recently warned his fans about a fake email that was sent using his name in a bid to extort Rs. 3 crore (£300,000).
Taking to his Instagram Story, Rajkummar shared a screenshot of the fake email and wrote:
“#Fake guys please be careful of such fake people.
“I don’t know anyone named Saumya. They are using fake email ID’s and managers to con people.”
Rajkummar Rao gave a glimpse of the email which read:
“Hi Arjun, as per our last conversation to you and my manager Saumya, I hereby say that I agree to work in the said film titled Honeymoon Package, which is being written by Mr Santosh Maskey and the director on the crew is also Mr Santosh Maskey.
“As I am physically not present in Mumbai, I am sending this consent by mail.”
The fake email further read: “The process of signing and script narration, the hard copy of the mailed agreement would be done once we are in Mumbai.
“The agreement will come into effect only when the agreed signing amount of Rs. 3,10,000,00 (50% of the total fees) is credited to my bank account or as per my manager Saumya said you are giving me a 10,00,00 in cash and 3,00,000,00 by cheque.
“I am comfortable on the 6th of January for the narration in Hyderabad Ramoji Studio.
“You, director and producer, are invited here along with all above the mail.
“Regards, Rajkummar Rao.”
Rajkummar told his 6.1 million Instagram followers to be careful of such scams.
Meanwhile, Rajkummar has several projects in the pipeline including Bheed, directed by Anubhav Sinha.
The socio-political drama film Bheed also stars Bhumi Pednekar in the lead role.
Bheed is jointly produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and Anubhav’s Benaras Mediaworks.
In November 2021, Dharma Productions announced their upcoming film Mr and Mrs Mahi, starring Rajkummar Rao and Janhvi Kapoor.
Directed by Sharan Sharma, the film, which appears to be a cricket drama, is scheduled to be released in cinemas on October 7, 2022.
He also has the suspense thriller HIT – The First Case alongside Sanya Malhotra.
The film is set to release in cinemas on May 20, 2022.
The film is the Hindi remake of the Telugu blockbuster HIT and is helmed by Dr Sailesh Kolanu.
The Hindi remake has been produced by Bhushan Kumar, Dil Raju, Krishan Kumar and Kuldeep Rathore.
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