Popular television actor Pearl V Puri has been detained by the Mumbai cops after alleged rape charges. The news came in as a sheer shock to the entertainment industry. Co-actors and Pearl’s friends from the industry namely Krystle D’souza, Adhvik Mahajan, Sheetal Dabholkar, Anika Hassanandani among others have come out in solidarity to support Pearl.
Producer Ekta Kapoor who has produced many shows like Naagin 3, Bepannah Pyaar and Brahmrakshas wherein Pearl played the lead, posted a long message on Instagram stating that the complaint is filed for the person vested interests. In her detailed post, Ekta mentioned that she has a few voice recordings of the mother of the alleged victim which states that Pearl is innocent.
India Forums got in touch with Brahmrakshas actress Nikki Sharma who was paired opposite Pearl in the show. She said, “I’ve worked with Pearl for around six months and it’s unbelievable what is being reported about him. He is genuinely a nice person. He is very respectful towards everyone and these charges can not be true. As far as what I’ve been reading, it seems like someone is trying to frame him. He can not do something as grave as this. The news is shocking and upsetting. I hope that truth prevails”.