Businessman Raj Kundra, the husband of actress Shilpa Shetty, was arrested by Mumbai Police's Crime Branch for being the alleged "key conspirator" in a case of producing pornographic films and pushing them through smartphone applications.
Kundra was placed under arrest after he was called for questioning day before yesterday (19 July). Mumbai Police's Commissioner has said, "We have sufficient evidences regarding this. The investigation is in progress."
The Police has said that in the racket, women were being lured into acting in pornographic films with the promises of being cast in web series.
YouTuber Puneet Kaur has now revealed that Raj Kundra once sent her a direct message in connection with the supposed adult content.
On Instagram Stories, Puneet Kaur wrote, "Brooo do you OGS remember our verified DM video where he reached out to me for hotshots!?!? Im deaaad.”
In her next story, she continued, "I can’t even WTF this mans was really luring people -we literally thought it was spam when he sent that DM to me!? Jesus Christ man rot in jail.”
Raj Kundra has been booked under sections 420 (cheating), 34 (common intention), 292 and 293 (related to obscene and indecent advertisements and displays) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) besides relevant sections of the IT Act and the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act.
It should be noted that after his arrest various actresses, including the likes of Sherlyn Chopra and Poonam Pandey, have shared their take on the issue.
In an interaction with ETimes, Poonam Pandey shared, "I collaborated with the company for an app named after me in March 2019. We had agreed upon a certain percentage of the revenue generated by the app to be given to me. However, I realised certain discrepancies in revenue sharing and hence, decided to terminate the contract. I also informed them about the same via email. They continue to post my pictures and videos on the app."
Additionally, another model named Sagrika shared her audition story that also involved Raj. She claimed that she was asked to do "nude video chat" over a Whatsapp call. She also called for probing Shilpa Shetty's role in the entire incident.