On Monday night Raj Kundra was arrested by the Mumbai Crime Branch for being the ‘key conspirator’ in the production of porn films and publishing them on apps, leading to #BoycottBollywood trending online. The next day, he was produced before the 37th metropolitan magistrate and has been remanded in custody till July 23.
11 others had also been arrested in connection to the case, including actress Gehna Vasisth who is currently out on bail and defended the content created by them saying, ‘We did not make porn’, TOI reports. Check it out:
She stated, “I have a small request for everyone to not compare bold and erotica cinema with porn. Raj Kundra and I have been arrested for the same case, we have the same investigation going on. I know what was being made under Kundra’s company. I have worked as a heroine in 3 films produced for Raj Kundra’s app. He never forced me to do anything, I was paid according to the work I did and deserved. I had no issues with the work or the payment I received. I had no objections to the content, nor did I have any bad experience of working on the sets. Those films were released very well and neither of those films were porn movies. Those who have a doubt can use Google search and look for those films and my other work. None of it can be classified as porn.”
She continued, “News outlets everywhere have reported that I was caught by the police shooting on February 4th in a bungalow. But the truth is, I was home on that day. I was not present at any shoot. The police arrested a few individuals on February 4, who were shooting some objectionable stuff and those people were produced in court on February 5. Had I been part of that shoot, then I would also have been produced in the court with those people. But I was presented in front of the court on February 7, because I was not present at the aforementioned shoot at all.”
She asserted, “I am not associated in any way with any porn film racket. I don’t make such films and I have no association with such malpractices.”
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“I have spent five precious months in jail for a crime I never committed. My accounts have been frozen, my mobiles and laptop have been confiscated. My life has been turned into hell. I haven’t had enough money to spend since the day I’ve been released from custody. Not just that, I even suffered a heart attack and was hospitalised for 10-12 days. In jail, I wasn’t able to breathe because of the kind of torture I endured and the kind of environment and people I had to endure in there. I didn’t deserve that,” she added.
She concluded, “In jail, I was repenting, but I didn’t know for what mistake I should ask God for forgiveness, because I hadn’t made any mistake. My request to people is to not judge us, we did not do anything wrong. The truth will prevail and I just want to say to the people that we were not wrong.”
As per a report in News18, singer Mika Singh also talked to the Mumbai paparazzi about the issue, describing Kundra as a “nice guy” and claiming that he has seen one of the apps. He stated, “Main toh wait hi kar raha hoon ke kya hoga. Let’s see. Jo bhi hoga acha hoga, mujhe itna knowledge nahi hai unke app ke baare mein. Maine ek app dekhi thi, wo simple app thi. Zyada kuch tha nahi uske andar so let’s hope for the best (Whatever happens, will be for the good. I don’t have much knowledge about his app. I have seen one of his apps and that was simple, wasn’t anything in it).” Check it out:
Meanwhile, other celebrities like Sherlyn Chopra, Poonam Pandey, etc. have come forward making several allegations against Kundra. What do you think of their statements? Tell us.
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