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I was never encouraged to get into commercial sex: Shweta Basu Prasad

Shweta-BasuShweta Basu Prasad speaks up in an open letter to the media over the entire prostitution case that she was falsely accused of. The ‘Makdee’ star was arrested in August on charges of prostitution from a Hyderabad hotel.

Earlier reports had suggested that Prasad had admitted to be a part of the racket stating that she was in need for money. In the recent open letter, the actress has denied making such a statement and questioned the media for spreading false news about her.

On 5th December 2014 the Metropolitan Sessions Court, Nampally, Hyderabad, gave the actress a clean chit in the case and withdrew all the charges.

Below is the letter written by Shweta Basu Prasad, verbatim.

Members of Media,
I grew up admiring some great journalists and reporters who, some times report even live from war-torn borders, natural disaster sites, terror attacked locations, etc. without hesitating a bit. These heroes inspired me to pursue my degree in Mass Media and Journalism degree too. I always thought, ‘wow! These guys, the media, actually risk their lives to bring us the truth’. And boom! You create a mess in my very life. Well done.

I understand that everything was a chain of reaction and versions of the incident with several mis-leading stories were picked up along with my………..wait, NOT MY ‘statement!’, which said:

“I have made wrong choices in my career, and I was out of money. I had to support my family and some other good causes. All doors were closed, and some people encouraged me to get into prostitution to earn money. I was helpless, and with no option left to choose, I got involved in this act. I’m not the only one who faced this problem, and there are several other heroines who have gone through this phase”

Seriously?? Whoever you are, who imagined this statement, were you smoking funny cigarettes at work? Who talks like that? This sounds like a dialogue from some 80s Bollywood film. And why so many ‘and’ in that statement, go back to school amateur!

Thankfully my family, my friends and my circle of people didn’t believe this statement. They know I do not speak like that.

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