In response to today’s Mumbai Mirror page one article under the headline “Producer gets 6 months jail for ‘Aggravated Contempt’ – In her defence, producer Prerna Arora’s lawyer advocate Sunny Punamiya says, “The Investment by Gothic Entertainment was to the tune of Rs. 29.25 cr during the period 2016-17 & 2017-18 and Kriarj Entertainment Pvt LTD has undisputedly paid a total of whooping Rs. 40.88 cr at a staggering 60% p.a. which eventually amounted to well over and above the principal investment. This was done only to honour the agreement between the parties.”
The full statement on behalf of Counsel for Prerna Arora, Adv. Sunny Punamiya says, “Prerna Arora does not require to surrender on 2nd March 2020 by an order of the Hon’ble Court. Further, in compliance with the order of the Hon’ble High Court Prerna Arora has also deposited a Demand Draft of Rs. 15 Lakh and an unencumbered property valued at Rs. 50-60 Lakh. It will be our submission in the Hon’ble Court that an amount of Rs. 40.88 Crore has undisputedly been paid to Gothic Entertainment above and beyond the amount of Rs. 29.25 Crore, as liable. Thus a surplus payment of Rs. 11 Crore 63 Lakh has been made to Gothic Entertainment P. Ltd. at a staggering interest of 60% p.a. The excess payment has been done only to honor the agreement between the parties.”
Adds Adv. Sunny Punamiya- ‘Prerna Arora has every intention of complying with the directions of the Hon’ble High Court of Bombay and holds the Hon’ble Court in highest regard and respect having utmost faith in the judiciary.’
Further, says the family representative, “Gothic Entertainment is just a mere investor who had on interest basis given financial loan to M/s KriArj Entertainment. They have twisted the facts and presented it to the media for an unfair “media trial” to further their single-point agenda to tarnish and destroy the image of Prerna Arora.
Family representative further adds, ‘The Article dated 1st March 2020 has not considered all the facts and judicial orders of the Hon’ble Court. It is shocking that a one sided-story has been published. It is further upsetting to read that all the orders of the Hon’ble Court for example the Order dated 28th February 2020 of the Ld. Appeal Court has not been considered, which was subsequent to the Order of surrender and which in fact deferred the surrender of Prerna Arora. It is clear that a single-point object of tarnishing the image and credibility of Prerna Arora has been initiated and we are in the process of launching appropriate legal action, both civil & criminal, within the four corners of law’.
Family representative also emotionally states, ‘As a 33 year old single woman she is moving the earth and sky to honour each and every professional commitment made by using her God given talent and the strength to work hard to the last drop of blood & sweat. Prerna Arora is confident that she will fulfill her obligations and will not let her well-wishers down even though she fights a parallel battle of keeping her Father medically alive. There is a very clear intent to tarnish her image in the Media’
Family representative also adds that, “Statements has been misconstrued, facts have been twisted and clear breach of judicial process & ethical practices have been committed to malign Prerna Arora’s image, especially when the matter is sub-judice. This clearly shows the unethical treatment meted to her by people with vested interests’