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FIR against fraudster posing as Rajkumar Hirani’s son on Instagram to dupe film aspirants

The imposter, by the name Kabir Hirani, had put out an advertisement saying there is an urgent requirement for roles in an upcoming movie being made by Rajkumar Hirani.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai |
Updated: July 16, 2021 9:07:51 am
Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani. (File Photo)

The Andheri police have registered an FIR against a fraudster for allegedly posing as the son of Rajkumar Hirani on Instagram and asking acting aspirants to contact him for an upcoming film being made by the noted filmmaker.

The FIR was registered under sections 66C and 66D of the IT Act, pertaining to impersonation using a computer resource for cheating purpose, after an official from Hirani’s RH films, which has its office in Andheri (east), approached the Andheri police station on Wednesday night.
Police are on the lookout for the accused whose details are not clear yet, and are also investigating into his motives behind the act.

An official said Hirani’s company first received information about the fake account on July 2 from an aspirant who contacted it by email. “The imposter, who claimed he was Kabir Hirani, had given out an advertisement saying there is an urgent requirement for roles in an upcoming movie named ‘3 Teenage’ being made by Rajkumar Hirani, adding those interested can contact him on the same Instagram profile. The fraudster also claimed that the makers would offer Rs 20 crore to the actor selected for the role,” the official added.

On July 6, the company received an email from another aspiring actor, who said that the imposter had told her that he was Hirani’s son. “The accused had even tagged Hirani on Instagram and had also shared the company’s address on the picture-sharing app to mislead struggling actors,” the official added.

After receiving the second email, the company decided to approach Mumbai Police.

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