Entrepreneur and interior designer Sussanne Khan on Sunday said a complaint accusing her of falsely projecting herself as an architect to secure a contract with a company, is false, motivated and preposterous.
A news report claimed Sussanne Khan, the former wife of Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan, has been booked by Panaji police in an alleged Rs 1.87 crore cheating case by Emgee Enterprises.
Responding to this, Sussanne, who is currently in London, said in a statement: “The said complaint is motivated and preposterous and has been only filed to intimidate me and pressurise me to withdraw the arbitration proceedings initiated by me in the first instance to recover my dues and damages resulting from breach of contract.”
According to the news report, Emgee Enterprises in September 2013 executed a written contract with Sussanne “for architectural and designing services” for its Naira Complex being constructed at Siridao in Tiswadi, North Goa.
The complainant alleged that Sussanne failed to deliver the project within the period stipulated in the contract.
Explaining her side of the story, Sussanne said she had challenged the termination of the contract with Emgee Enterprises and has invoked arbitration under the contract for recovery of her dues.
“As a counter-blast to the said proceedings, Mudhit Gupta, only with the intention to harass and pressurise me to give in to his frivolous counterclaim, initiated the criminal complaint,” she added.
Sussanne maintained that she had not made any misrepresentations, and “maintained the highest standards of ethics in discharge of my work”.
She plans to give a “befitting response” to the “frivolous complaint”, she said.
“Such complaints do not scare me. Rather it encourages me to stand up for the truth. The allegations in complaints are false and defamatory and I will take appropriate proceedings in accordance with law,” she added.