Businessman and Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra was arrested by the Mumbai Police Crime Branch on July 19 in a pornography-related case. An alleged porn shoot inside a bungalow near Mumbai during February this year gave rise to an inquiry that led to the arrest of Raj Kundra. The Mumbai Police said that the investigation was started in February but went cold for some time and has taken momentum before few weeks.
According to reports, the police raided a bungalow in Madh Island in north Mumbai on February 4. At that time, the police caught five people shooting a porn film and were arrested. They also caught the team in action when two persons were being filmed nude and were caught in intimate poses. A woman rescued from the bungalow became a complainant setting off the investigation.
A few days after the beginning of investigation, the police arrested Rowa Khan, a producer of porn films and actor Gehna Vasisht. However, Gehna Vasisht who is currently out on bail said she was wrongly arrested. And she was actually shooting for the erotica scenes and nothing like porn.
Later, police arrested Umesh Kamat while investigating about the apps on which the porn was being uploaded, especially shared on Hotshots. Umesh Kamat was the Indian representative of the UK-based firm Kenrin Pvt Ltd which is owned by Pradeep Bakshi, a relative and business partner of Raj Kundra. Kamat was also the former personal assistant to Kundra.
Police has said that Raj Kundra’s name has earlier poped up too but they did not get any solid evidence against him. The investigation has found that Kenrin Pvt Ltd owned the app and Raj Kundra’s company Viaan Industries was actively involved in running the Hotshots app.