Bolly celebs under ED’s radar for appearing in Mahadev Book owner’s wedding

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In a recent turn of events, it has come to knowledge that many Bollywood celebrities attended wedding ceremony of Mahadev Book owner Saurabh Chandrakar. The names of these celebrities include actors like Tiger Shroff, Sunny Leone, Bhagyashree, Kriti Kharbanda, and Nushrratt Bharuccha.

Furthermore, Vishal Dadlani, Pulkit Samrat, Neha Kakkar, Elli AvrRam also attended the wedding function. Reportedly, they were paid money to make dance performances at the wedding. Popular comedians Bharti Singh and Krushna Abhishek were also present at the event, which took place back in February.

Pakistani playback singers Atif Aslam and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan are also among the many celebrities who performed at the wedding. A few more Pakistani nationals were also reported to have attended the wedding. Chandrakar and his network were planning to launch a similar app in Pakistan as well, as per CNBC-TV18.

Notably, Chandrakar’s spent more than Rs 200 crore on his lavish wedding function in the UAE. Out of this, Rs 112 crore to event management firm for hiring celebrities and other wedding duties. Chandrakar paid the amount to the company through his hawala network. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has now intervened, as the said amount are suspected to be paid out of criminal proceedings.

Politicians also under ED’s radar

Not just Bollywood celebs, but several politicians’ names have also come up in Mahadev Book’s illegal betting racket. Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel’s close aides and family members were taken into interrogation by ED for suspected involvement in the fugitive activities of Mahadev Book.

The ED is currently on a probe against Mahadev Book and its owners Chandrakar and Ravi Uppal. It is understood that both the masterminds are hiding in Dubai. They operate an illegal betting racket in India by training small operators. Speaking more of Mahadev Book’s style of operations, the owners sell franchisees of the app and share the profits on a predetermined 70:30 basis.