Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty and her husband Raj Kundra have filed a ₹50 crore defamation suit against actor Sherlyn Chopra, news agency ANI reported on Tuesday. The couple have also asked for a 'public apology' from Chopra.
The notice claims that the Chopra's allegations against Kundra and Shetty are "concocted, false, frivolous and baseless…made with an ulterior motive to defame and extort money" and punishable under sections 499, 550, 389 and 195(A), of the Indian Penal Code.
Kundra and Chopra are both accused in obscenity cases being investigated by the Maharashtra Police. Kundra was recently granted bail in one of the three cases.
The notice states that this is Chopra's attempt to absolve herself from the investigation against her. Sent through Advocate Prashant Patil, the notice comes after allegations of sexual misconduct were recently levelled by Chopra against Kundra in an FIR regarding an incident from March 2021.