On September 29, the actor was preparing to head for a shoot when he got a call. The caller introduced himself as Krishnakumar Reddy and said he was calling from the head office of a private bank. Kapoor asked him to speak to his accountant, but Reddy insisted that he would have to speak to the account holder only as it concerned his KYC process. When the actor inquired what he needed, Reddy said that his KYC was pending and unless the procedure was completed, the same day his bank account would be deactivated. .
About 10 minutes later, the actor received a call from his bank and was told that his account had been compromised. The fraudster had changed the phone number associated with the account. While the actor spoke to customer care, Rs 4.36 lakh was transferred out of his account before account access could be blocked. “At least one account where the money was transferred is being operated from Darbhanga, Bihar,” said an officer.