Mumbai: (UrduPoint/UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News-July 29th, 2021) A court on Wednesday denied bail to Raj Kundra, the husband of Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty, in a case related to making pornographic films.
Police spokesman S. Chaitanya told AFP the businessman would remain in judicial custody following the latest hearing, adding: “His bail was denied”.
Media reports say Kundra is accused of telling aspiring actresses they could break into Bollywood through his company, Viaan Industries, which allegedly produced pornographic content for Hotshots, an adults-only mobile app.
Shetty, the 2007 winner of British reality show “Celebrity Big Brother”, has not commented publicly since the arrest of her husband but reportedly told police he was producing “erotica, not porn” and was innocent.
In 2015, Kundra was banned for life from all cricket-related activities, following an investigation into match-fixing when he was co-owner with Shetty of the Rajasthan Royals, a team in the hugely successful Indian Premier League.
India has stringent laws against publishing and transmitting “obscene material”, but watching pornography in private is legal.