4 Aug – After making no direct response about the pornography racketeering charges against her husband Raj Kundra, Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty recently took to social media to break her silence.
On 2 August, the actress posted a note on her Instagram, which she regarded as her statement, and read, "Yes! The past few days have been challenging, on every front. There have been a lot of rumours and accusations. A lot of unwarranted aspersions on me cast by the media and (not so) well wishers as well. A lot of trolling/questions posed... not only to me but also to my family."
"MY STAND... I HAVE NOT COMMENTED YET and will continue to refrain from doing so on this case as it is subjudice, so please stop attributing false quotes on my behalf," she added.
Shilpa stressed her philosophy that she has been holding on as a celebrity that she will "never complain, never explain", and added that the case is an ongoing investigation.
"I have full faith in the Mumbai Police & the Indian judiciary. As a family, we are taking recourse to all our available legal remedies. But, till then I humbly request you - especially as a MOTHER - to respect our privacy for my children's sake and request you to refrain from commenting on half-baked information without verifying the veracity of the same," she continued. "I am a proud law-abiding Indian citizen and a hardworking professional for the last 29 years. People have put their faith in ME & I've never let anyone down."
"So, most importantly, I request you to respect my family's and 'my right' to privacy in these times. We don't deserve a media trial. Please let the law take its course," she added.
Shilpa's husband, 45 year-old Raj Kundra was arrested by the Mumbai Crime Branch on 19 July for production and distribution of pornographic content.