By Bollywood Hungama News Network, Jul 20, 2021 – 18:11 hrs IS
The Crime Branch of Mumbai Police has arrested Raj Kundra, husband of actress Shilpa Shetty, for producing and broadcasting pornographic content i.e. pornographic / porn films. Businessman Raj Kundra, arrested for making pornographic content, has been sent to police custody by the court till July 23. Apart from this, his partner Ryan Tharp has also been taken in police remand. Ryan is alleged to have looked after the technical matters of distribution of porn films after they were made. Raj Kundra and his partner Ryan are accused of making obscene films and uploading them through the app.
Court took Raj Kundra in police custody till July 23
During the investigation, the Crime Branch has come to know that a UK firm, named Kenrin Production House, is also involved in this pornography racket. The director of this firm is Pradeep Bakshi. During the investigation into this pornography case, the Crime Branch also came to know that Kenrin Production House was allegedly doing pornography and pornography funding business through different agents across the country. Umesh Kamat was reportedly the representative of this Kenrin production house in India and the company allegedly used to give contracts and money to several agents for porn films. During the investigation, it was found that the accused and actresses Gehna Vashisht and Umesh Kamat were involved in making pornographic films for Kenrin Production House.
whatsapp chat surfaced
It is being said that Raj was part of a WhatsApp group in which the entire business related to porn films is discussed. Raj’s chats are also in the hands of the police in the matter of making a porn film. These chats have revealed that Raj was earning lakhs of rupees daily through pornographic films. This WhatsApp group was created by Raj. In this, the discussion related to the payment of films was done. The name of the group was ‘H’. Raj was the admin in this and there were 4 people and members in this group. Apart from Raj, the group included a total of 4 people Megha Vian Accounts, Pradeep Bakshi, Rob Digital Marketing Hotshots and Roy Evans Content Head Hotshots.
These WhatsApp chats are from October 2020. These chats show that the app was earning Rs 1.85 lakhs daily through live shows and Rs 4.53 lakhs per day from movies. By that time the pornographic content app Hotshots had 2 million subscribers.
Case cracked in 5 months
In this chat, Raj Kundra is also talking to Pradeep Bakshi to pay the artists’ dues at the earliest. Raj Kundra told Bakshi that one of his live performers Priya Sengupta has not received the payment and it should be given immediately. It was also revealed from the chat of October 10 that a total of 81 artists have complained about not getting money on time.
The Crime Branch of Mumbai Police, after investigation and interrogation on this case in the last five and a half months, mixed several links, after which Raj was arrested. It is understood that Raj is the mastermind of this whole matter. Today the Crime Branch of Mumbai Police presented Raj in the court. During the hearing, Raj Kundra told that he was earning a lot of money from this business. Crime Branch of Mumbai Police is taking swift action in this matter.
Sherlyn Chopra recorded statement
In this case, actresses and models Sherlyn Chopra and Poonam Pandey have already filed their statements with the Maharashtra Cyber Cell. Raj’s name has been exposed in his statements. According to the police, Sherlyn Chopra says that it is Raj who brought her into the adult industry. Sherlyn Chopra used to get paid Rs 30 lakh for every project. According to Sherlyn, she has done 15 to 20 such projects.