National award winning actress Shweta Basu Prasad, who was arrested for being involved in prostitution racket, has been recently set free and post moving out from the rescue home Basu Prasad has spoken her mind for the first time.
According to IANS, the actress said that she has no complaints against anyone, accept the journalists who circulated the statement that she entered into the prostitution-business to balance out her financial status.
When asked if she had any regrets, she said, “The media should have waited for me to come out before making up its mind whether I was guilty or not. I should’ve been given the right to defend myself. I Was inside not allowed to look at television or read papers and it’s now when I am out, I see that my life has been made into a circus by media.”
Clarifying the circumstances she was caught in, she said, “I hadn’t been called to Hyderabad by any agent for commercial sex. I had gone to there to attend an award function. Call it fate or whatever, I missed my flight back in the morning. My air ticket and stay were done by the organizers of the awards function. I still have the ticket. I’ve been told that the agent has been arrested. The case is being investigated. I am a victim in the whole situation. There was a raid… I am not denying the incident. But the facts are not what they’ve been made out to be.”
Also, the ‘Iqbal’ (2005) fame star said that she was an actress and will always be one.
On 31st August 2014, Basu Prasad was nabbed by police at a star hotel in Hyderabad and was booked under prostitution.