Poonam Pandey speaks on Raj Kundra’s arrest, says “my heart goes out to Shilpa Shetty and her kids”

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Published by Swathy S on 20 Jul 2021

Actress Poonam Pandey spoken up on Raj Kundra’s arrest on pornography-related case by Mumbai Police. She said, “At this moment my heart goes out to Shilpa Shetty & her kids. I can’t imagine what she must be going through. So, I refuse to use this opportunity to highlight my trauma”.

The actress added by saying that in 2019, she filed a police complaint against Raj Kundra and registered a case at Bombay High Court against him for fraud and theft. “This matter is sub judice, hence I would prefer to limit my statements. Also, I have full faith in our police & the judicial process”, she said referring to the case filed by her against Raj Kundra and his associates.

While Raj Kundra spoke to BT that in 2019 he left the company, Poonam claimed that “I collaborated with the company for an app named after me in March 2019. We had agreed upon a certain percentage of the revenue generated by the app to be given to me. However, I realised certain discrepancies in revenue sharing and hence, decided to terminate the contract”. She said that she informed the same through email but they continued to share her photos and videos on the app. Her personal number was also leaked “along with messages like ‘Call me now as I am free to talk’ and ‘Call me now. Let us talk and I will strip for you’ on the app”. When she started to receive dozens of calls at odd hours, she even left the country for three months hoping that the situation will get normal. But as soon as she reached back, it all started again.

She added, “I changed my number, but after I messaged Saurabh Kushwah (one of the associates of the app company, who is one of the accused) from my new number, asking him to refrain from uploading my pictures and videos on the app, I started receiving calls and messages on that number, too”.

Raj Kundra had previously told BT, “I had invested in a company called Armsprime Media last year, which makes apps for celebrities. I am not aware of the petition as I exited the venture in December 2019 with a sale to the current shareholders”.

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