Modelling agency accuses KFW organisers of cheating

Updated: Jul 29, 2010, 19:07 PM IST

Kolkata: Leading modelling agency Elite Model Management today accused the organisers of the Kolkata Fashion Week (KFW) for non-payment of services rendered during the 2009 extravaganza.

They have filed an FIR against the directors of Mindscapes Maestros Events and Sports Management Pvt Ltd, proprietor of the KFW, under Section 420/34 of the Indian Penal Code for cheating them, police said.

"Mindscapes and its directors have cheated all of us. We and other industry vendors worked in sincerity and good faith to make KFW a success. Now, after having cheated us all, they are trying to find new vendors to hold further events,"
said Sushma Puri, CEO and director of Elite Model Management.

The KFW organisers allegedly cheated the modelling agency to the tune of Rs 19 lakhs.

With Team India captain M S Dhoni as its brand ambassador, the second season of the KFW, held in September last year, had some of the biggest names in the industry participating.