Bollywood actor Sahil Khan. Photo: InstagramIn the last few days, the names of many Indian artistes have come up in the ‘Mahadev Betting App’ scandal. This time the name of ‘Style’ famous actor Sahil Khan is involved. An FIR has been filed against Sahil Khan. Mumbai Police has registered an FIR against 31 people on various charges of cheating and gambling for the Mahadev betting app, Indian media Hindustan Times reported. Sahil Khan’s name is at number 26.
Sahil Khan is alleged to have earned huge income from promoting the Mahadev app. The FIR was lodged against Sahil following a complaint filed by Mumbai-based social activist Prakash Banker.
According to police, fitness trainer and actor Sahil Khan used to invite stars and organize parties to promote the app. He also used the pictures of the stars attending those parties in the campaign. Currently, a case has been filed against Sahil Khan as the app operator. Apart from this, a case has also been filed against him for running a betting app called Khiladi. He was also seen at the party of this betting app in Dubai.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has recently been involved in this betting app corruption case. Recently, it was claimed by the ED that promoters of Mahadev betting app paid Rs 508 crore to Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel. It is reported that two persons named Asim Das and Bhim Singh Yadav were recently arrested in this case. In the last three-four months, ED has arrested the fourth person in this case. ED has recovered Rs 450 crore so far.
Bollywood actor Sahil Khan. Photo: InstagramIncidentally, several complaints have been made against Sahil before this. In 2021, he was accused of harassing a gym instructor and inciting suicide. Sahil is also accused of beating Bollywood actress Sana Khan’s ex-boyfriend Ismail Khan. In 2021, he was also booked for defamation and harassment of former Mr. India contestant Manoj Patil, who later attempted suicide. He was also accused of cheating with Ayesha Shroff, another competitor in the fitness industry.
Sahil Khan, who won the Mr. India title on the work front, has also worked in several films including ‘Style’, ‘Excuse Me’, ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Rama: The Savior’.