Shilpa Shetty defends husband, says 'erotica' is not a porn

Says London-based Pradeep Bakshi, Raj Kundra's brother-in-law, involved with app

By Jasleen Kaur - July 24, 2021 5:07 pm

Mumbai Porn Film Case: Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty has said she is unaware of the exact nature of content on 'Hotshots' — the mobile app via which her husband Raj Kundra is accused of streaming pornographic content, said sources in the Mumbai Police.

Shilpa Shetty said it was another accused, London-based Pradeep Bakshi, Raj Kundra's brother-in-law, who was involved with the Hotshot app. She stressed the difference between 'erotica' and 'pornography' and claimed that her husband Raj Kundra was not involved in producing pornographic content.

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The police recorded the statement of the Bollywood actor as they questioned her in Mumbai's porn film case. They were checking if she knew about her husband's alleged link to the pornographic films, sources said.

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Raj Kundra is in police custody till July 27. The police had seized 48 TB worth of images and videos, most of which is adult content.

The police said they had a record of transactions from an account in Yes Bank registered to Raj Kundra to one in the United Bank of Africa. They suspect money from the sale of pornographic content was used for online betting.

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Meanwhile, Raj Kundra has denied any wrongdoing and has named Pradeep Bakshi as the key figure.

However, the police say Raj Kundra was kept updated on the finances of the app, and allegedly also formed a WhatsApp group to discuss the production, distribution and selling of content.

Raj Kundra has also moved the Bombay High Court to challenge his arrest and dismiss the lower court's order on extending police custody on that distinction. His petition also claims he was arrested after being summoned to the police station "under the garb of recording his statement".

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