A Vasai court has sent TV actor Pearl V Puri to judicial custody after he was arrested by the Palghar police in connection with an alleged rape case of a minor girl. The Waliv police booked the ‘Naagin 3’ fame actor under:
- IPC Section 376 AB
- POCSO Act, 4, 8, 12,19, 21
Pearl was produced before a local court in Vasai on today afternoon. A report in IANS said that victim’s family filed a complaint against Puri, accusing him of molesting and raping the minor girl around two years ago. The alleged incident is dated back to 2019.
Pearl was last seen in ‘Brahmarakhas’ season two, which beamed on Zee TV. He has been part of shows like ‘Batameez Dil’, ‘Meri Sasuma’ and ‘Bepanah Pyaarr’.
Feminists Forget Believe All Women & Come Out In Support Of Accused Pearl Puri
Big Boss of Television Ekta Kapoor, who also happens to be the producer for Naagin 3, has shared a post on Instagram, speaking in support of her friend and actor Pearl. Ekta has called it ‘absolute low in human depravity’. Sharing her photograph with Pearl, Ekta said that the survivor’s mother told her that Pearl was innocent. She quoted,
Will I support a child molester…or a molester of any kind? But what I witnessed from last night to now, was the absolute low in human depravity. How can humanity go to this level? How can people who are upset with each other, drag a third person into their own fight? How can a human being take on another human being and do this?
After various calls with the child‘s/girl’s mother, who openly said that Pearl was not involved and it’s her husband trying to create stories to keep her child and prove that a working mother on a set cannot take care of her kid.
If this is true then it is wrong on so many levels! Using an extremely important movement like ‘Me Too’ frivolously, to get your own agendas met with and mentally torturing a child and making an innocent person guilty. I have no right to decide, the courts will decide who is right & wrong. My opinion only comes from what the girl’s mother said to me last night & that is – Pearl is innocent …and it is very very sad if people are using various tactics to prove working mothers are unable to take care of their children, because there are predators on the set.
I have all the voice notes and messages between the child’s mother and me which clearly points to the false allegations being put on Pearl. The film industry is as safe or as unsafe as any other business. To give it a bad name to get your agenda sorted is the lowest form of low ever. If by chance, Pearl is proved innocent, I request people to look more deeply into how the important & much needed movements in today’s time, are being used unfairly reducing the gravitas of the situation. May justice prevail! #MayJusticePrevail”.
Ekta’s close friend and Pearl’s co-star Anita Hassanandani, and Krystle D’Souza have also come out in his support. Krystle wrote,
I know @pearlvpuri and he is one of the nicest boys I’ve met in our tv industry. A thorough gentleman. Please don’t jump to conclusions on baseless allegations. Let’s wait for the truth to come out. #istandwithpearl #PearlVPuri.
Anita Hassanandani also showed her support for the actor and wrote,
Woke up to some nonsensical news bout @pearlvpuri, I know him! It is NOT true … canNOT be true…. all lies. I’m sure there is more to it. And the truth will be out soon. Love you @pearlvpuri #ISTANDWITHPEARL”
Recently when another actor Shweta Tiwari had posted her one sided CCTV footage, Ekta wanted Tiwari’s husband Abhinav Kohli immediately arrested and Anita too had labelled the video as ‘unreal’ without knowing the other side of the story.
Another leading actor Karishma Tanna also stood beside the actor and wrote on her Instagram,
Satyamev Jayate. Truth wins and he did win. #gotbail @pearhttps://twitter.com/MensDayOutIndia/status/1391961769115930629?s=20lvpuri.
Last but not the least, Ishita Dutta, (Drishyam fame) younger sister of Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta, also came out in support for Pearl and said that she knows him well-enough to know he’s not capable of such a crime. She said,
This news is very very disturbing but I know him well enough to know that something like this Pearl is not capable of doing…I hope and pray this matter is resolved at the earliest.
Tanushree was one of the first actors in Bollywood who had accused Nana Patekar by initiating the Me Too India campaign.
- We have always maintained that #MeToo was important against all who are sexual predators
- However, #MeToo activists derailed the movement by not demanding strict action against false accusers
- Calling out a case false cannot be selective, when the accused man happens to be known or your friend
- Every man must be given the right to defend himself in a proper court of law
- However, be it bollywood or tele world, they are prompt to run campaigns against Men who may not belong to their ‘camps’, but post endless versions and explanations about accused Men who they are presently working with or foresee potential assignments together
- One cannot forget Pink Actor Taapse Pannu openly supporting Anurag Kashyap, against whom a rape FIR had been recently filed by a female actor in Mumbai
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