On August 31/14, Shweta Basu Prasad was caught in a compromising situation in Banjara hills at Hyderabad when police raided that area, and was booked under prostitution. She was found in the hub of pimps, with some high profile businessmen from Mumbai. She has willfully admitted to the reason and has claimed that prostitution among movie heroines is far more common than is known.
While exposing Shweta’s name in prostitution they didn’t reveal her high society clients. Shweta is now ready to reveal the names of her clients which include some high business tycoons. Public was angry just because police is not revealing the names of business tycoons in this case. The hotel where she was caught under prostitution belongs to an MP. According to the sources this MP was in the support of sex racket and was involved in it too.
Makdee actress has mentioned to police and public that as she got no movie contracts since the last few years, there were financial problems. So, she opted for prostitution as a last resort in order to support her family and other causes.
Shweta, 23 got success at a very young age and went on to for great roles in films such as 'Makdee', which won her a National Award for Best Child Artist in the year 2002. She also got featured in many TV soaps.
Currently this national award winner actress is lodged in a rehabilitation center. Shweta is getting a lot of support from women on social sites.
Her on screen mother from the serial Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Sakshi Tanwar, extended her sympathy and support to Shweta.
Deepika Padukone also said, "Let me put it this way - if that was the only thing she could do to support herself and family and it was the only way she could make money, there's nothing wrong with that."
Director-producer Karan Johar, Vishal Bharadwaj, Sakshi Tanwar and Hansal Mehta are among other celebrities who have come out in support for Basu.
The bad girl of Bollywood Sherlyn Chopra admitted through Twitter two years ago that she was involved in sex for money, but it has always been a pressure and never a happy choice for her.
Shweta Prasad Basu was caught into prostitution in Hyderabad, Neither she argued with the police nor she escaped from eccepting that she had gone into this business for money only to support her family. It is sad that police did not reveal any of the high class businessmen who were involved. Why is only Shweta being punished for prostitution? What about the men who were also a part of it??
This is not the first time when an actress has taken refuge in prostitution to make money for survival in glamour world. Even Shyerlin Chopra accepted that she was envolved in prostitution for money. This is the time when we all have to stand up for Shweta and all such victims who are dragged into such tough choice only to support their family. If Poonam Pandey can go topless on social media just for publicity then I think there is nothing wrong if shweta is involved in prostitution just for helping herself and her family.
If I am supporting Shweta it doesn’t mean that I am supporting prostitution…I just want to support the girl who’s been looked down upon by everyone for taking a drastic step in order to survive. I also demand that the men responsible for this also be punished. Its high time we as a society, change our sexist approach!
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