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Actor and Son of gutka baron Jagdish Joshi - Sachiin Joshi - and businessman and actress Shilpa Shetty's husband - Raj Kundra - have gotten into a legal battle with respect to the Match Indian Poker League, which was launched by Kundra last year. As per reports, Kundra has accused Joshi of defaulting payments worth Rs 40 lakh. On the other hand, Joshi has accused Kundra of rigging matches in the Indian Poker League to make sure that one specific team wins.
Kundra, while speaking to Mumbai Mirror said, "Yes, we have sent a legal notice to Sachiin Joshi and he has also been terminated from the Match Indian Poker League for defaulting on payments to the tune of Rs 40 lakh. His team was Goa King’s; he took full publicity and after the event avoided my calls and messages. I thought he was a friend. I am completely disappointed.”
Reacting to Kundra's claims, Manoj Asrani, Group CMO, of Joshi’s firm Viiking Ventures, told Mirror, “Raj Kundra initiated a poker tournament by the name of Match IPL and around 10 teams were formed. There were commitments made and the same weren’t delivered. When we got to know that the tournament was rigged for a specific team to win, we withdrew our participation and did not sign any agreement. We made sure that the payments don’t clear as there was nothing to pay for and also informed other partners that we are out of this fraudulent tournament. We are pursuing this legally and will make sure that this goes through the right justice channels.”
Kundra and Joshi earlier today, also took their war on Twitter and washed the dirty linen in public. They accused each other of fraud.