INDIAN FILM industry and cinemagoers are shocked to hear the newsbreak on July 20 that controversial businessman and Bollywood’s diva Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra has been arrested by the Crime Branch of Mumbai Police for his alleged involvement in the creation of pornographic films and publishing them through some apps. An FIR was registered against London-born Raj Kundra after a woman approached the police and made certain allegations in her complaint.
The Mumbai CP in a press statement stated, “There was a case registered with Crime Branch Mumbai in Feb 2021 about the creation of pornographic films and publishing them through some Apps. We’ve arrested Mr Raj Kundra in this case on 19/7/21 as he appears to be the key conspirator of this. We have sufficient evidence regarding this. The investigation is in progress please.” Raj Kundra’s name has also surfaced in an alleged bitcoin case. He was reportedly accused of money laundering and fraud. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) also began an investigation as Raj was accused of being involved with the Gainbitcoin company which was part of fraud of Rs. 2 thousand crores. Raj Kundra, 45, and Shilpa Shetty tied the knot in 2009 after he divorced his first wife Kavita. Raj Kundra in an interview with Pinkvilla said that his first wife Kavita sold her soul during the divorce by blaming actress Shilpa Shetty when she herself was the reason why their marriage ended. Raj Kundra, who was a co-owner of the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket team Rajasthan Royals, was also questioned by the Delhi Police in 2013 in a case related to the betting and spot-fixing scandal. Kundra and Shilpa had to quit IPL following the allegation.
Meanwhile, Kundra, a college dropout, has been sent to Police custody for three days by Mumbai’s Esplanade Court. Commenting on Kundra’s arrest, multiple award winner Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut said “This is why I call the movie industry a gutter… all that glitter is not gold, I am going to expose the underbelly of Bollywood in my upcoming production called Tiku weds Sheru.” Edited by @chakravartypk