Doting father who spent £20000 on his daughter’s birthday facing jail after …

  • Family faces losing £500,000 home in Vale of Glamorgan
  • Harbinder Panesar and his daughter Anysha made headlines in 2009 with Moulin Rouge-themed party that featured on MTV’s Super Sweet 16
  • Panesar and business partner named by insurers Templeton who claimed they were owed more than £2.3million for underwriting breakdown policies

By
Ian Garland

12:47, 24 April 2012

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15:12, 24 April 2012

A devoted father who spent £20,000 hiring Nicole Kidman and Tulisa from N-Dubz to appear at his daughter’s Super Sweet 16 is facing a possible jail sentence after the collapse of his business empire.

Harbinder Panesar spent a fortune showering Anysha with expensive luxury gifts and even bankrolled her dream to become a beauty queen.

But the 45-year-old faces losing the family’s £500,000 house in the Vale of Glamorgan and a spell behind bars after breaching a court order banning him from selling car insurance.

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Beauty Queen: Harbinder Panesar bankrolled his daughter's dreams to become a beauty queen

Beauty Queen: Harbinder Panesar bankrolled his daughter’s dreams to become a beauty queen

The family's gated home in the Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales, which they are likely to lose after Mr Panesar became bankrupt

The family’s gated home in the Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales, which they are likely to lose after Mr Panesar became bankrupt

Panesar and his daughter made headlines in 2009 when the Moulin Rouge-themed party he threw her featured on MTV reality show My Super Sweet 16 – even thought it was actually her 15th birthday.

The £20,000 budget included a helicopter to ferry Anysha to the party in Porthcawl, a performance by X-Factor judge Tulisa and a special video message from Hollywood star Nicole Kidman.

Mr Panesar and his wife Caroline, 43, also showered their daughter with birthday gifts, including a Gucci handbag, a £3,000 dress, £1,500 personalised mobile phone and £400 sunglasses.

Collapse: Harbinder Panesar is facing ruin and jail

Collapse: Harbinder Panesar is facing ruin and jail

He told MTV at the time: ‘If any
parents are going to have a Super Sweet 16 party I would suggest that
they have very long pockets and very long arms to reach in to those
pockets.’

The
teen also went onto make headlines in 2010 when, with her father’s
financial help, she entered and won the America’s Perfect Teen pageant,
was crowned Miss Teen Great Britain, and landed on the cover of
SuperModels magazine.

But
the family is facing an uncertain financial future after a judge ruled
Mr Panesar and his business partner Anthony Thomas breached a freezing
order placed on their collapsed car insurance company, by going into the
same business under a different name.

The High Court placed a freezing
order Mr Panesar’s company Motorcare Warranties in 2008, after a
complaint by insurers Templeton who claimed they were owed more than
£2.3million for underwriting breakdown policies.

The
same year, Mr Panesar set up a new company, Motorcare Elite – but that
firm went bust in 2011, angering drivers, who were warned by the
Financial Services Authorities their policies may now be ‘worthless’.

High
Court judge Mr Justice Eder last week ruled Mr Panesar breached the
freezing order and was in contempt of court for ‘wilful interference
with the administration of justice’.

Sentence
was adjourned until next month – but the judge warned: ‘It is important
to state that in light of my conclusions, all options remain open
including a sentence of imprisonment.’

In the meantime, all Mr Panesar’s assets have been frozen, including the family’s home in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Speaking outside court, Mr Panesar said: ‘It’s one of those things. I’m going to appeal.’

Anysha yesterday declined to comment – but a friend said she was ‘supporting’ her father through the crisis.

Actress Nicole Kidman

Tulisa Contostavlos

Superstar cameos: Nicole Kidman and Tulisa Contostavlos were both hired to appear at Anysha’s party

Miss Teen USA: Anysha Panesar entered and won the Perfect American Teen pageant in 2010

Anysha Panesar, 16,

Miss Teen USA: Anysha Panesar entered and won the Perfect American Teen pageant in 2010

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Nice man. Just ignore what the law says and do what you want. Maybe that’s where I’ve been going wrong all these years.

What? More money than sense!! I dont earn that in a year? I mean, tulisa? Shed have to pay me to even step onto my drive and nicole kidman, good actress but why would she want to?
Its hardly a star studded event of the century, and with tulisa there, why would she wanna go? How sad some people are.
Paying thousands to make people like you for your bday?

Watching this girl fall off her horse is one of my fave TV moments along with Anthea Turner’s hair going on fire on Blue Peter and Linda Barker destroying a woman’s entire teapot collection on Changing Rooms. Mwaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaa!

Oh dear ….. Back to the real world for you Miss

What concerns me is why do companies like Templeton allow a person to run up such huge debts ? They’re owed more than £2.3 million ! Someone at that company needs their head examined. I’d love to know who agreed to that and why.

Delusional much?!!!

I remember watching this episode and she fell of the horse! I have never felt so cringey for anyone! + When the hell was Tulisa featured in the episode!?!?! 🙂

Bet he’ll be wishing he would have been more sensible with his money rather than squander it. Realities not that bad so don’t be too worried!!

Muddy Louboutins. Tsk. What was the photographer thinking !

What a surprise…ha ha ha ha

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