Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha and four others have been charged for allegedly cheating an event organiser, the police officials said on Sunday.
The case was registered against the actress and the others under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections pertaining to cheating and criminal breach of trust, the police said.
In a complaint on November 24 last year, an event organiser, Pramod Sharma, had alleged that he paid Rs 24 lakh to a company to invite Ms Sinha for a prize distribution function in Delhi and that the actress had confirmed her presence, but did not turn up, the officials said.
The complainant, a resident of Shivpuri in Moradabad, said in total, he paid Rs 37 lakh, which included transferring a huge amount to Ms Sinha, according to the police.
"The investigating officer in the case had served a notice to Sinha and the four others, but after not getting a response an FIR was registered on Friday," Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Moradabad, Ravindra Gaud, said.
He said among the four others are Mumbai residents Abhishek, Malvika Dhumil and Edgar.
The case has been registered at the Katghar police station.
Station House Officer, Katghar, Ajeet Singh said the case was registered under section 420 (cheating) and 406 (criminal breach of trust) of the Indian Penal Code.
The investigation in the case has started, he said.