Bollywood’s award winning actress arrested for alleged high profile prostitution

Published: September 3, 2014

Shweta Basu Prasad


Picture 1 of 17

Shweta Basu Prasad, award winning actress as a child star, has been arrested for alleged involvement in high profile prostitution. Facebook photo

IANS

Hyderabad – National award winning actress Shweta Basu Prasad, who was arrested for prostitution here, has revealed that she took to the sex trade as she was running out of money.

The 23-year-old actress, who was arrested Sunday, is currently lodged in a state-run rescue home. She admitted she made wrong choices in her career.

“I was out of money. I had to support my family and some other good causes. All the doors were closed, and some people encouraged me to get into prostitution to earn money. I was helpless, and with no option left to choose, I got involved in this act,” police sources quoted her as saying.

The actress, seen in films like “Makdee” and “Iqbal” also revealed that there were other actresses like her who went through this.

Shweta, who shot to fame as a child artiste in Ekta Kapoor’s television serial “Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki”, bagged the national award for best child artist for “Makdee” in 2002.

The actress, who also did a few films in Bengali, Tamil and Telugu, was arrested from a hotel Sunday night along with the sex racket organizer Anjaneyulu alias Balu.

The next day, a court here sent her to a rescue home run by the women and child welfare department.

She underwent a medical examination at a government hospital before she was sent to the rescue home, where women rescued by police and those facing trial are given shelter during the trial period.

The inmates are provided with free food, clothing, medical care and also vocational training. She is likely to stay in the rescue home for three months.

Balu, who was reportedly collecting Rs.1 lakh each from high flying customers, has been sent to jail.

IANS 2014-09-03 18:50:03

[+]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,



Readers Comments (0)

Comments are closed.

Featured

Alberta-Pakistan-Muslim

Another child from Alberta family dies after being exposed to pesticide

JOHN COTTER THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Another child has died after being exposed to an insecticide his parents were using to kill bedbugs in…
Continue Reading »

triplets

U.S. mom with 2 kids celebrates one-month birthdays of rare identical triplet boys (with photos)

COREY WILLIAMS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – A suburban Detroit couple who have two older children are adjusting to life after becoming…
Continue Reading »

File photo: An Indian Muslim bride, her hands decorated with henna, attends a mass wedding organized by a social service organization in Mumbai, India, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool

Groom dumped by bride-to-be for a wedding guest accuses her of drugging him before ceremony

VANCOUVER DESI A 25-year-old Indian groom who was dumped by his bride-to-be for a wedding guest after he suffered an alleged seizure has accused his…
Continue Reading »

LOCAL NEWS

Alberta-Pakistan-Muslim

Another child from Alberta family dies after being exposed to pesticide

JOHN COTTER THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Another child has died after being exposed to an insecticide his parents were using to kill bedbugs in…
Continue Reading »

shiamakdesi

Bollywood choreographer Shiamak’s annual Spring Funk coming to Surrey on March 14

VANCOUVER DESI Bollywood dance guru Shiamak Davar’s Vancouver troupe will be performing their annual Spring Funk Show in Surrey on March 14. The theme of…
Continue Reading »

ABBOTSFORD

Abbotsford mayor apologizes after homeless couple’s campsite reportedly trashed by city worker

KENT SPENCER VANCOUVER DESI Abbotsford has lived up to its reputation as a city where the homeless are not welcome. Mayor Harry Braun told a…
Continue Reading »

Don't Miss...

Hands Against Racism

Hands Against Racism: Send us a selfie and make a statement against racism (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Desi’s digital anti-racism campaign, Raise Your Hands Against Racism, officially kicked off Thursday, with people across the Lower Mainland sending in selfies…
Continue Reading »

gangster murder trial

Man charged in Vancouver gangster Sandip Duhre’s death on trial for another murder in Toronto

JENNIFER SALTMAN VANCOUVER DESI A former Vancouver man with gang ties appeared in court in Toronto on Wednesday morning to face a charge of first-degree…
Continue Reading »

desi-suicide

Ontario family files $12.5-million lawsuit against hospital over son’s suicide

Suit alleges 20-year-old was supposed to be checked every 15 minutes but was left unattended for more than 21/2 hours   VANCOUVER DESI A Brampton,…
Continue Reading »

bikram

Vancouver woman sues hot yoga guru Bikram Choudhury for sexual assault

SUSAN LAZARUK VANCOUVER DESI A Vancouver woman is claiming the leader of one of B.C.’s largest yoga chains repeatedly sexually assaulted and coerced her over…
Continue Reading »

TAJ MAHAL

Taj Mahal endures but its little-known birthplace in Burhanpur crumbles slowly (with photos)

VIJAY JOSHI THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BURHANPUR, India — It is no secret that the Taj Mahal is a monument of love, built by a Mogul…
Continue Reading »


Bollywood Latest

shiamakdesi

Bollywood choreographer Shiamak’s annual Spring Funk coming to Surrey on March 14

VANCOUVER DESI Bollywood dance guru Shiamak Davar’s Vancouver troupe will be performing their annual Spring Funk Show in Surrey on March 14. The theme of…
Continue Reading »

Bollywood

Sushant Singh Rajput guarantees his best in Bollywood crime thriller ‘Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!’

IANS Mumbai – Actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who made a successful Bollywood debut with “Kai Po Che”, says he has delivered his career’s best performance…
Continue Reading »

Bollywood

Versatile Bollywood actor Rajkummar Rao plans to direct films

IANS Mumbai – Actor Rajkummar Rao, who is known for his versatility, says that someday he’ll go behind the camera and sit on the director’s…
Continue Reading »