Shweta Basu breaks her silence, denies being forced into prostitution

National Award winning actress, Shweta Basu, who was recently released from the rescue shelter after being allegedly caught in a ‘prostitution racket’ two months ago, has broken her silence on the controversy.

Updated: Nov 04, 2014, 12:42 PM IST
Shweta Basu breaks her silence, denies being forced into prostitution

Mumbai: National Award winning actress, Shweta Basu, who was recently released from the rescue shelter after being allegedly caught in a ‘prostitution racket’ two months ago, has broken her silence on the controversy.

Talking to DNA, Shweta said that she was never forced into prostitution and that there was no dearth of work for her in the film industry. She has slammed a news report which was attributed to her. The actress apparently made no statement before going to the rescue home. She had no access to the outside world and wasn’t even allowed to speak with her parents. So the question of her interacting with the press couldn’t have risen.

“I've no complaints against anyone except the journalist who during my hour of crisis made up a statement attributed to me. That statement was circulated everywhere. I had no idea about it as I had no access to newspapers or websites for two months. It's only now that I came to know of this,” DNA quoted the actress as saying.

Though the actress hasn’t denied being caught in the raid, she said that the media should have waited for her to clarify her stance.

Basu has returned to normal life and is presently completing her documentary on Hindustani Classical music.