Makdee's child actor Shweta Basu Prasad arrested for prostitution
National Award winning child actor Shweta Basu Prasad was arrested in Hyderabad for allegedly being involved in a prostitution racket, according to reports.
According to an India Today report, "the 23-year-old actor was caught "in a compromising position" after the Hyderabad Police raided a famous hotel at the upscale Banjara Hills in the city."
Basu rose to fame as a child star with her film Makdee that won her a National Award, she also played the role of Sreyas Talpade's sister in the film Iqbal.
Deccan Chronicle quoted her as saying, "I have made wrong choices in my career, and I was out of money. I had to support my family and some other good causes. All the doors were closed, and some people encouraged me to get into prostitution to earn money. I was helpless, and with no option left to choose, I got involved in this act. I'm not the only one who faced this problem, and there are several other heroines who have gone through this phase."
Prasad has also acted in several television shows including Ekta Kapoor's Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki and Karishma Kaa Karishma as a child actor. She was currently working in the Telugu film industry.
India Today reported that "The police said they have also arrested several well-known businessmen along with the actor. The actor underwent a medical test before being lodged in a rescue home run by the Woman and Child Welfare department. She is likely to stay there for three months."
Updated Date: Sep 04, 2014 12:59:30 IST