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Updated: March 3, 2014 00:10 IST

Bollywood celebs come out in support of Subrata Roy

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Subrata Roy
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Several Bollywood personalities came forward on Sunday in support of Sahara Group chief Subrata Roy, who was arrested on Friday for failing to appear before the Supreme Court in a fraud case.

Among those present at the press conference were filmmaker and producer Ramesh Sippy, actors Fardeen Khan and Johny Lever, singers Nitin Mukesh, Sadhana Sargam, Sapna Mukharji and Rahul Vaidya. “He has helped thousands of people in the film industry. He is a very nice man but nobody is talking about it,” Mr. Sippy said.

Fardeen Khan said he had come forward to save Mr. Roy from character assault. “At such times, the person goes through character assassination. We are here to defend him and are asking that be given a chance to defend himself.”

None of them agreed to answer questions on how they could have benefited from Mr. Roy’s company.

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The Owner of Money Laundering Factory has been stopped in his
act,naturally Bollywood Biggies are worried.Money SEBI found could be
proverbial Tip of the iceberg the real mountain of black money these
biggies of Bollywood and known and unknown Politicians of democratic
India have surreptitiously unloaded in countless entities under
SAHARASHRI's flag, to be washed ultra clean for a commission,will take
herculean effort to unearth , which no one appears to be interested
in,considering impending general elections and an atmosphere of
suspicion and hopelessness.

from:  vijay kumar
Posted on: Mar 4, 2014 at 17:22 IST

It is quite sarcastic that the film artistes who play the common
people's saviour's role are standing by the side of
Sahara Chief Subrata Roy.The reason of his arrest is known to all. Is
it the original face of them ? They are just saleable.

from:  Mousmi Ghosh
Posted on: Mar 3, 2014 at 17:34 IST

Why the politicians of our great democracy are keeping quiet over this issue? Are they hand in glove with Mr. Roy?

from:  Shiva
Posted on: Mar 3, 2014 at 16:15 IST

we with sahara pariwar

from:  shailendra kumar
Posted on: Mar 3, 2014 at 10:17 IST

Seriously, do these people qualify as celebs? And where is Big B, Sahara's close

from:  Sriram V
Posted on: Mar 3, 2014 at 09:55 IST

real shame on these actors..with no sense, backing a criminal who
swindled money from public and stashed corrupt money.

from:  john
Posted on: Mar 3, 2014 at 07:26 IST

This is ridiculous. What interests them so much? Why don't they defend
innocent farmers who get jailed failing to repay bank loans?

from:  Sajid
Posted on: Mar 3, 2014 at 02:44 IST

"He's a very nice man" and so he should be allowed to walk free. Even
some drug lords are "very nice" and give sweets to kids. Come on, these
insignificant characters from Bollywood need to get a grip on their
senses and understand what is going on.

from:  sriram
Posted on: Mar 3, 2014 at 02:37 IST

Wonder why the true patriot is not respecting the highest court of the
land ? How did he manage to part ways with 20000 crore without having
any bank transactions ? Can he at least publish the balance sheet of his
companies ?

from:  Nathan
Posted on: Mar 3, 2014 at 01:26 IST

To all those Bollywood personalities: Please don't pretend he was not given an opportunity. He was given multiple opportunity and he was behaving like a rebel child. No body should dare the supreme court order. If he disrespects the order, he should be behind the bar, no matter who that person is.

f he is honest, it should be easy to prove. Why hide? and drag the case for long.

from:  sam
Posted on: Mar 3, 2014 at 00:46 IST

Each and everyone who defies court is a criminal and shall be prosecuted. he thinks he has money so this judiciary system won't do anything to him. When SEBI officials interrogated him, he told media that the officials got afraid after hearing the sum of the money he has. I think bollywood celebs are supporting him because his company produced and sponsored many award shows, films and channels.

from:  manish
Posted on: Mar 3, 2014 at 00:40 IST
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