A Punjab court upheld the two-year jail term given to actress Alka Kaushal and her mother in connection with a cheque bounce case, sources told. Alka Kaushal, 47, was recently seen in Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan, in which she played the role of Kareena Kapoor Khan’s onscreen mother.
Ms Kaushal allegedly borrowed Rs. 50 lakh from a Punjab-based farmer Avtar Singh to produce a television show. However, Ms Kaushal was unable to return the amount and when Mr Singh insisted she returned his money, Ms Kaushal handed him two cheques of Rs. 25 lakh each which bounced.
Mr. Singh initially filed a case against the actress and her mother in 2015 in Malerkotla, where they were sentenced to two-year jail term. Ms. Kaushal and her mother moved the Sangrur court, which upheld the previous court’s decision and the actress and her mother are now in Sangrur district jail.
Alka Kaushal is married to television producer and director Ravi G Kaushal with whom she owns Mangalam Arts. She is known for her roles in television shows like Swaragini, Qubool Hai and Kumkum. On the big screen, she also played the role of Kangana Ranaut’s mother in the Vikas Bahl’s ‘Queen’.
Alka Kaushal’s brother is actor Varun Badola, who is known for shows like Koshish – Ek Aashaa and Des Mein Nikla Hoga Chand. He currently plays the role of Raghav Srivastava in Mere Angne Mein. Alka Kaushal’s sister is a radio jockey based out of Mumbai.