Bhojpuri actor Kamal Khan has moved a consumer court demanding Rs 2 million in damages from Kingfisher Airlines after a delayed flight caused him to cancel his shooting last year.
South district consumer court in New Delhi has issued notice to the Kingfisher Airlines on a complaint filed by the actor. According to the complaint, Khan had booked two Kingfisher Airlines business class tickets on a flight to Mumbai from Delhi on March 2 last year and paid the fare with his credit card.
The actor with an accomplice reached the airport on the day of travel and was told by the airline staff that the flight has been delayed by three hours. The staff did not give any reasons for the delay, the compliant said.
"The complainant duo had to urgently go to Mumbai for a shoot and therefore availed the services of the airline, but to their despair they not only had to cancel their shoot but also could not get the amount due from the airline even after cancellation of tickets," said Kamal Singh Pundir, counsel for the actor.
When the complainants asked the airline staff to cancel the ticket and refund the amount, the staff assured them that the money would be refunded after the confirmation of the transaction as the fare had been paid through credit card.
The actor alleges that he has not been refunded the amount from the airline till date.
"This is mental harassment done by the airline staff to the common man despite the recent government order asking the airlines to refund the money of the complainant within fifteen days of cancellation of tickets," he said.
The court has posted the hearing for March 4 when the airline has to reply to the notice.