Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra was arrested by the Mumbai Police on 19 July in a case of alleged production of pornographic films and their publishing on some apps. Poonam Pandey, who had filed a case against the businessman at the Bombay High Court in 2019 for illegally using content featuring her, has reacted to his arrest in a video. Here’s everything about the case she had registered.
Raj Kundra has been sent to police custody till 23 July. It was in 2019 that Poonam Pandey had moved Bombay High Court to file a case against Raj Kundra and his associates, who had collaborated with her for an app, and later allegedly used content featuring her even when the contract had been terminated.
Poonam claimed “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. I also informed them about the same via an email (sic). All hell has broken loose since.”
Poonam continued, “They continue to post my pictures and videos on the app. To my horror, they also leaked my personal mobile number 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. After that, I started receiving calls from all over, not in dozens but thousands, at odd hours, asking me for explicit services. People started sending me pornographic images and videos.”
This is when Poonam left India. She further elaborated, “I even left the country for three months hoping that the situation will become normal on its own. However, as soon as I landed back, I started receiving calls and obscene messages all over again. Sometimes, I would get calls where I could only hear heavy breathing from the other side. These callers claim to know my address, too. 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.”
Defending himself, Raj Kundra had said that he had left the company. “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,” he said.
Poonam Pandey had earlier reacted to Raj Kundra’s arrest in the pornography-related case and said that her heart went out to his wife Shilpa Shetty and her two children.
In February, model and actress Sagarika Shona Suman addressed the media after Gehana Vasisth was arrested for allegedly playing a role in a porn video racket. Sagarika claimed that Raj Kundra had asked her for a nude audition. The Mumbai police said that they had called the actress to record her statement but she didn’t come. They will record her statement if she comes forward.
YouTuber Puneet says Raj tried to ‘lure’ her for Hotshots: Rot in jail
YouTuber Puneet Kaur has said that businessman Raj Kundra once sent her a direct message in connection with the supposed pornography for which he has now been remanded into judicial custody. Raj Kundra, who is married to actor Shilpa Shetty, was arrested by the crime branch of the Mumbai Police earlier this week.
On Instagram Stories, Puneet Kaur wrote, “Brooo do you OGS remember our verified DM video where he reached out to me for hotshots!?!? Im deaaad (sic).” She said, “I can’t even WTF this mans (sic) was really luring people -we literally thought it was spam when he sent that DM to me!? Jesus Christ man rot (sic) in jail.”
She said excerpts of the video in question, in which she and two others could be seen discussing the DMs, and wondering if Raj’s account had been hacked. “This man has had a midlife crisis, probably, messing with girls to go to Hotshot.com to do something strange, I don’t know” one man in the video is heard saying, after the three Googled the website. “I think his account got hacked,” the other man says, and the first man notes, “That would be giving him the benefit of the doubt.”