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Payal Rohatgi upset over warrant reports

Actor Payal Rohatgi is upset with reports that suggest that an arrest warrant has been issued against her by a court in Andheri, Mumbai. Apparently, Soapbox, a public relations firm that Payal had hired, filed a complaint against Rohatgi after a Rs2.23 lakh cheque, issued by her was dishonoured.

entertainment Updated: Mar 12, 2012 01:38 IST
Navdeep Kaur Marwah

Actor Payal Rohatgi is upset with reports that suggest that an arrest warrant has been issued against her by a court in Andheri, Mumbai. Apparently, Soapbox, a public relations firm that Payal had hired, filed a complaint against Rohatgi after a Rs2.23 lakh cheque, issued by her was dishonoured.



Payal says, “I have not received any warrant, I am hurt to see my name in a cheating case. My court hearing is on March 16 and I will go for it. All this is done to malign my image. I demand an apology from people who are writing wrong reports to defame me and I will not hesitate to file a case against them.”



According to the complaint filed by Soapbox CEO Avantika Sinha, Rohatgi hired the firm’s services in March 2011. The firm used its contacts to bag the actor a place in a reality TV show. Reportedly, Rohatgi agreed to pay Soapbox a commission of 15% of the amount that she would get from the production house. Payal issued the cheque as part of the payment.



Payal, however, says, “There was a verbal commitment of 15% commission. And I gave 3-4 blank cheques to the company. Avantika is a difficult person to deal with and I got to know from people after I returned for the show, Survivor India, that they find it easier to deal directly with me, than through her. I then terminated her services. And, no cheque bounced, it was a case of stop payment.”