Actress Shweta Basu who got arrested on a prostitution scandal two months back has finally breaks the silence in an interview with DNA. Shweta Basu has spent two months in a rescue home after her alleged involvement in a prostitution racket is now out and in her home in Mumbai.
Speaking to DNA she said, ” I have no complaints against anyone except the journalist who during my hour of crisis made up a statement attributed to me. That statement was circulated everywhere. I had no idea about it as I was not allowed to read newspapers and watch Television. It’s only now I came to know of this. Whoever has made that statement damaged my reputation by saying that all doors were closed on me. No such thing happened and the film industry has been always very warm and welcoming me. People encouraged me get into prostitution for money is a lie and I never uttered.”
The actress explained that she wasn’t called to Hyderabad by any agent for commercial sex. She had gone there to attend an awards ceremony. Call it a fate or whatever, she missed the flight back in the morning. Her air ticket and stay were done by the organisers of the awards function. She still have the ticket and she was told that the agent has been arrested. She became the victim of the whole situation and there was a raid but the facts are not what they have been made out to be.
During her stay at the rescue home she lost her grand father. She was very upset as she was not allowed to attend the last rites. Numerous celebrities showed their support to the actress on various social networking platforms. ‘CityLights’ director Hansal Mehta even said he would love to work with her in his next film. But Shweta would not want to accept a role out of sympathy as people will just think she’s trying to cash in on the controversy.
She said, “I haven’t yet got a call from him. I’d like to audition for Hansal Mehta and get the role only if I am suitable for it.”
Shweta stayed strong throughout and will not stop being an actress because of one unfortunate incident. She plans on resuming work as soon as possible. She will return to the post-production work of her Indian classical music documentary project.