Mumbai: A director-producer couple was arrested by the Amboli Police on Monday in a cheating case, reports said Tuesday.
James John and Shobha Barla were arrested for allegedly duping a 25-year-old actor named Mohammed Qureshi of Rs 4.5 crores for a film project.
The complainant who funded the film for over a period of three years said that the couple denied him rights in the film. Qureshi was apparently promised a role in a film titled- ‘Rocket the Slave’ and was entitled to production rights.
Qureshi accused the couple of neither giving him a role in the film as promised or production rights.
"The two denied to give him any rights to the film and refused to return the money he had invested. He approached the police last year and, after further investigations, the two were arrested on Monday,” DNA report quoted Senior inspector Ramesh Khadtare as saying.