By Shreya Sharma Last Updated:
Popular youth actor, Pearl V Puri was arrested on the night of June 4, 2021, for raping a minor girl. The nation is in utter shock and his friends have come out in his support. From Anita Hassanandani to Aly Goni, everyone has called the allegations baseless and now, his mentor, Ekta Kapoor has shared the conversation she has been having with the alleged victim’s parents since last night and revealed the truth of the incident. Pearl’s alleged ex-girlfriend, Karishma Tanna announced that he has been granted bail.
For the unversed, the reports of Pearl V Puri being arrested for a rape and molestation case have been doing the rounds since morning. According to a report by ANI, Mumbai Police was quoted as saying, “Television actor, Pearl Puri has been arrested by Waliv and Mumbai police. He was arrested in connection with the rape of a minor. A case has been registered under Section 376 of IPC & POCSO Act." According to the India Today report, the alleged victim has said that she was initially raped in a car and then, all the accused raped her repeatedly.
Well, Pearl has been granted bail and he is out of jail. His alleged ex-girlfriend, Karishma Tanna took to her IG handle to announce the same. Sharing a picture with Pearl, Karishma wrote, “Satyamev Jayate. Truth wins and he did win. #gotbail @pearlvpuri #istandwithpearl #truthneverhides.” A video of Pearl V Puri going from police station to court, where he was granted bail has also surfaced online.
Taking to her IG handle, Ekta Kapoor shared that she has been in contact with the alleged victim’s mother since the night and revealed that it is her father, who is making false accusations. She wrote, “Will I support a child molester…or a molester of any kind? But what I witnessed from last night to now, was the absolute low in human depravity. How can humanity go to this level? How can people who are upset with each other, drag a third person into their own fight? How can a human being take on another human being and do this? After various calls with the child‘s/girl’s mother, who openly said that Pearl was not involved and it’s her husband trying to create stories to keep her child and prove that a working mother on a set cannot take care of her kid.”
Ekta further shared that the ‘Me Too’ movement has been frivolously used by the girl’s father to meet his agenda. She shared that she has voice messages between her and the girl’s mother, which prove Pearl’s innocence. She added, “If this is true then it is wrong on so many levels! Using an extremely important movement like ‘Me Too’ frivolously, to get your own agendas met with and mentally torturing a child and making an innocent person guilty. I have no right to decide, the courts will decide who is right & wrong. My opinion only comes from what the girl’s mother said to me last night & that is - Pearl is innocent …and it is very very sad if people are using various tactics to prove working mothers are unable to take care of their children, because there are predators on the set. I have all the voice notes and messages between the child’s mother and me which clearly points to the false allegations being put on Pearl. The film industry is as safe or as unsafe as any other business. To give it a bad name to get your agenda sorted is the lowest form of low ever. If by chance, Pearl is proved innocent, I request people to look more deeply into how the important & much needed movements in today’s time, are being used unfairly reducing the gravitas of the situation. May justice prevail! #MayJusticePrevail @pearlvpuri.”
Well, we are waiting for Pearl’s statement now!