Former Bollywood child star is arrested in prostitution raid - and admits she turned to it because she made 'wrong choices' in her film career

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(added 05 Sep 2014)
Former Bollywood child star is arrested in prostitution raid - and admits she turned to it because she made 'wrong choices' in her film career
 
A former Bollywood child star has been arrested in a prostitution raid after admitting she turned to it because she made the ‘wrong choices’ in her film career. Shweta Prasad is best-known for her lead role in 2002 film Makdee at the age of 11 where she played a young girl captured by a witch. The 23-year-old was arrested in Hyderabad, India, on Sunday after becoming involved in the sex trade. In a statement to police the actress revealed that she had been lured into prostitution after roles in Bollywood films dried up and she ran out of money. She said: ‘Wrong selections in [my] career made me run out of money. It became difficult to meet my day-to-day expenses. ‘When some people encouraged me to do prostitution, I did so to earn some money. There are many struggling heroines who are linked to this business. ‘There is no other alternative but I repent for the mistake’. A number of people were also arrested in the raid including a Mumbai businessman. Inspector P Murali Krishna of Hyderabad’s Banjara Hills police station said they are currently treating Ms Prasad as a victim. He said: ‘We have arrested the actress. We are treating her as a victim and she’s been sent to a rehabilitation home. ‘We have arrested the person who exploited her and we are investigating if there are other girls been forced into the racket.’
(added 05 Sep 2014) / 2380 views

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