Salman & Being Human CEO Alvira Khan in Fraud Case | The Truth of Being Human Franchise

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In the news just coming in Salman Khan could be in a big legal trouble once again. This time not just him but his sister Alvira Khan has also been embroiled in the controversy with him and his flagship brand Being Human in a case of alleged fraud.

Chandigarh police has summoned Salman, Alvira, who is the CEO of Being Human and 7 others associated with the brand in an alleged fraud case in the city.

According to a report by news agency ANI, Chandigarh SP Ketan Bansal has said that Salman and those associated with him have been given till July 13 to reply. If there is anything criminal, action will be taken against them.

As per the news report, a trader named Arun Gupta has approached the police against Salman Khan and told them that two Being Human employees pressurised him into opening a franchise for the brand in Chandigarh

He said, "We agreed. and then they told us the cost of investment was Rs 2 cr. They pressurised us by saying Salman Khan will come for opening of showroom."

Arun Gupta further said that After opening showroom, we have not received any spot. They called us for a meet-and-greet with Salman Khan. He said, "I met him and he promised me. Now 1.5 years have passed and I have not received anything. Salman did not reply to my letters."

Interestingly, Salman Khan has always maintained that a portion of Being Human earnings goes for a good cause to the Salman Khan Foundation. As per some reports, Being Human as a brand belongs to Mandhana Industries that owns Being Human and is 28 years old brand with a yearly turnover of approximately 1000 crores.

According to the same report, the Franchise investment agreement for Being Human is made for 3 years which is renewable after the said period based on the assessment of business performance. The total cost of investment to become a Franchise for Being Human clothing outlet is anticipated to be easily between 50 Lakhs to 1 crore rupees. While the typical space requirement depends on the area of establishment, Being Human expects to get established only in the top metro cities currently.

Being Human Clothing has a growing number of international franchise agreements throughout India, the Middle East, and Europe with experienced fashion retail companies. This report said that to open a Being Human Franchise one can visit the official webiste of the brand but when the link there seems to be broken. Upon clicking on the "Become a Franchisee" link on beinghumanclothing.com it simply goes back to the top of the home page.

But coming back to fraud case on Salman Khan, it will be interesting to see how Bhai makes it out of yet another legal wrangle this time around.

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