Young talented and National Award winning actress Swetha Basu Prasad turned out to be one of the biggest Newsmaker this year with her alleged “commercial sex” case.
She was arrested on prostitution charges on the 31st August, 2014 and has been sent to a rescue home as directed by a Sessions Court. According to her, she was in the city to attend an award function and the corresponding accommodation was made by the organizers. She had to stay back at the hotel (Park Hyatt, the hotel where Swetha resided) on the night of the raid, as she missed her flight.
Some big names like producer Suresh Kondeti also came out in this issue but later subsided.
However, there were nation-wide debates and discussions over this issue. While few big shots like Rani Mukherjee, Aamir Khan, Farhan Akthar and others refused to respond over this, Swetha got support from many others. She was offered a role by award winning filmmaker Hansal Mehta (Shahid fame). Even Tollywood filmmaker Rajamouli and yesteryear heroine Khushboo also supported her.
However, the actress got a clean chit by the Sessions court recently that zipped up all the ill versions upon her current mental and financial status. All this while, her silence was interpreted in many ways and now the actress has lashed out the media in her recent open letter. She has vented out her angst and anger and claimed that “media created a mess in her life”.
Surprisingly, a video (that claims to be a sting operation by a TV Channel) was out last December (2013) that has Swetha allegedly indulging in a conversation about commercial sex. This has added fuel to the fire. Many heroines and faded away actresses were busted in many sex rackets but Swetha’s case turned out to be a sensational one that drew the attention of the entire nation. The functioning of Media, Film Industry and the fate of faded away stars and starlets suddenly became the talk of the town.
However, Swetha Basu is currently gearing up to resume the post-production work of her documentary on Indian Classical Music.
- News Makers