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Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty's husband walks out of jail on bail

| Updated: September 24, 2021 09:19:45

Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty's husband walks out of jail on bail

A day after getting bail in pornographic films case, Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty's husband Raj Kundra walked out of a jail in the Indian city of Mumbai on Tuesday.

Raj was arrested on July 19 by the crime branch of Mumbai Police for allegedly making and uploading on OTT (over-the-top) platforms several pornographic films. Last week, Mumbai Police filed a 1,400-page chargesheet in the case.

In an inspirational social media post, Shilpa wrote: "There are always going to be moments that push you to the ground. In times like these, I truly believe that if you fall seven times, make yourself strong enough to be able to stand back up eight times."

"This rise will demand a lot of courage, grit, will-power, and strength during some of your most difficult moments. But, these qualities will only make you more resilient and robust in this journey called life. You will come back with renewed determination and motivation," she added.

After hours of grilling, Raj was arrested on July 19 by the crime branch of Mumbai Police in connection with the pornographic film case. A total of 21 people have been arrested in the case so far, reports UNB.

According to Mumbai Police, the pornographic films were shot in India by Raj's movie production firm and then transferred to Britain via a UK-based company.

"There was a case registered with the crime branch Mumbai in February 2021 about the creation of pornographic films and publishing them through some apps. We've arrested Raj Kundra in this case as he appears to be the key conspirator of this," the police said then.

The 45-year-old British-Indian businessman insists he is innocent.

In 2013, Raj hogged the media limelight after he was grilled by Delhi Police in connection with a betting and spot-fixing scandal that rocked the country's multi-million dollar cricketing tournament, the Indian Premier League. He's a co-owner of the Rajasthan Royals team.

Shilpa and Raj tied the knot in 2009, after dating for a couple of months. They have two children -- a son and a daughter.

A former model, Shilpa made her Bollywood debut in the thriller Baazigar (1993) starring Shah Rukh Khan as an anti-hero in the lead role. She went on to act in many other hit flicks, including action comedy Main Khiladi Tu Anari and romantic film Dhadkan.

Shilpa is also a celebrity endorser for several leading brands and products as well as a number of fitness campaigns such as the Fit India Movement, launched by the Indian government.

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