Demonetization, inititated by Narendra Modi is aimed at curbing corruption and stopping black money laundering. But in a shocking turn of events, it’s being reported that agents of Pakistani actors Fawad Khan and Mawra Hocane are involved in black money transactions..
A sting was conducted by Hindi news channel News18 where the agents of Pakistani artistes have been allegedly caught Fawad and Mawra’s managers demanding a portion of their fee as black money.
For a two hour appearance, both Fawad and Mawra’s managers charged Rs 50 lakh, out of which Fawad’s manager demanded that 25% of the amount be transferred illegally whereas the remaining be deposited in the actor’s UAE based bank account. On the other hand, Mawra’s manager asked half the sum be paid to her contact person in Mumbai and the remaining half be transferred to her Australian bank account.
News18 India also states that since all the Pakistani artistes come to India on a work permit obtained through the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) for professional engagement, these activities violate statutory laws. However the details of the sting operation could not be verified individually but we would be waiting to see how the actors react to this incident.