Bahrain Sheikh fights damages claim over failed meetings with Bollywood stars


A Bollywood-loving member of the Bahrain royal family is set to fight a nearly $42.5 million damages claim brought by an Egyptian businessman when a five-day trial opens in the UK High Court next week. Ahmed Adel Abdallah Ahmed is suing Sheikh Hamad Isa Ali al-Khalifa, a cousin of the King of Bahrain, for allegedly reneging on a verbal agreement dating back to 2015. Under the agreement, Ahmed claims the Sheikh had legally contracted his firm, CBSC Events, to arrange private meetings with as many as 26 famous Bollywood stars on a wish list drawn up by him. However, Sheikh…

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