A flurry of controversies has been uncovered against businessman and Shilpa Shetty’s Raj Kundra aka Ripu Sudan Kundra who remains under police custody till July 23, after his arrest in the pornography case. While many allegations continue to pour in against the 46-year-old businessman, Gehana Vasisth has defended Kundra and shared that he was planning to launch an app and even planned on casting his sister-in-law Shamita Shetty a film.
Speaking to Navbharat Times, Gehana informed, "Just a few days before his arrest, I went to his office. There, I got to know that he is planning to launch an app called Bollyfame. He was planning to do chat shows, reality shows, music videos and feature films for the app. There was no plan of involving 'bold scenes' in these films."
Raj Kundra was taken into police custody on Monday night followed by his company’s IT head Ryan Thorpe (43) on Tuesday - he was remanded to police custody till July 23.
Gehana added "We also discussed on the scripts. Then we thought about casting Shamita Shetty for one script, Sai Tamhankar and two other artists for another. I was supposed to direct these films and was thinking about it just a few days before his arrest."
Furthermore, Gehna also asserted that she has never met Shamita Shett and she knew that her job was simply to direct the film and she stuck to it. The 34-year-old actress added that she has no clue about "Shamita Shetty's fees or conditions" for the film.
The Mumbai police crime branch booked Raj Kundra under Indian Penal Code Sections 420 (cheating), 34 (common intention), 292 and 293 (related to obscene and indecent advertisements and displays), and other relevant sections of the IT Act and the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act.