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Shilpa Shetty Kundra’s husband, Raj Kundra, was arrested by the Mumbai Police on July 19, 2021, for his alleged involvement in creating pornographic content and publishing them on his app. Along with Raj, 11 other people are in police custody, however, he is said to be the key conspirator. From police raiding their house to the reports of Raj not helping with the case have been hitting the headlines.
After Raj Kundra’s arrest, his wife, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, almost went underground. While some showed sympathy for Shilpa and her family, others started to drag her into the case, accusing her of her role in her husband’s business. However, in a press conference, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime), Milind Bharambe, had denied finding any involvement of Shilpa in the case. While some celebs like Poonam Pandey, Sagarika Shona, Sherlyn Chopra have accused Raj Kundra, Gehana Vasisth, and Rakhi Sawant have supported him.Vasisth
Now, in a conversation with the Navbharat Times, Gehana Vasisth shared that Raj Kundra had plans to launch his saali, Shamita Shetty in a project of his new app. She said, "Just a few days before I got arrested, I went to Raj’s office. There I got to know that he is planning to launch an app called Bollyfame. They were planning to showcase reality shows, chat shows, music videos and non-bold films the app. We also discussed a few scripts and thought about casting Shamita Shetty in one script, Sai Tamhankar and a few other actors.”
For the unversed, in February 2021, the racket publishing pornographic content with Raj Kundra's alleged involvement was busted when a woman had approached Mumbai Police. She had accused Raj of luring men and women with the pretext of giving them work in web series and instead, forcing them to act in adult movies.
According to ANI, Maharashtra ACB officials had shared Raj Kundra had bribed officials of the Mumbai Police with Rs 25 lakh to evade arrest. They had received some mails from Arvind Shrivastava alias Yash Thakur, another accused in the pornography case. ANI had quoted ACB official as "ACB Maharashtra has confirmed that they received four emails from Arvind Shrivastava alias Yash Thakur in this regard, but his allegations of seeking a bribe from him and allegations against Raj Kundra bribing to evade arrest were quite vague in nature. The mails were forwarded to the Mumbai Police for further action on April 30, 2021."
Amidst the pornography case, Raj Kundra’s old tweet from 2012 had also gone viral over social media. In the tweet posted on March 29, 2012, by Raj, he had questioned why it is legal to pay someone for sex on camera. In one of his tweets, he had written, “Ok so here go's Porn Vs Prostitution. Why is it legal to pay someone for sex on camera? How is one different to the other??”
Raj Kundra has been booked under sections 420 (cheating), 34 (common intention), 292 and 293 (related to obscene and indecent advertisements and displays).
Shilpa Shetty Kundra's husband, Raj Kundra is in Mumbai Police’s custody after his arrest on July 19, 2021. He is alleged to be involved in producing pornographic content and publishing them through apps. He is said to be the key conspirator. Since Raj Kundra’s arrest, his family has become theRead More