Guwahati: Bollywood actresses Sherlyn Chopra and Poonam Pandey have alleged that it was Shilpa Shetty’s husband, businessman Raj Kundra, who was instrumental in getting them into the adult film industry.
Poonam Pandey’s role in Kundra’s arrest
As per a report published on India.com, actress Poonam Pandey had a contract with Armsprime Media owned by Raj Kundra. His firm took care of the adult app owned by Pandey. However, when the contract between Pandey and Kundra ended eight months ago, he allegedly started using Pandey’s content indiscriminately.
When Poonam came to know about the unauthorized usage of the footage, she filed a complaint in the Bombay High Court against Kundra and his associates in Armsprime Media. She alleged that they used content illegally even after the contract was terminated. In reply to the allegations, Kundra and his associate, Saurabh Kushwah, denied using any of her content. They also said that they had not received any notice.
The story behind the contract between Poonam and Kundra
In 2019, Kundra invested in Armsprime Media that is a celebrity app. Pandey was a client allegedly for Rs 60 lakh. The contract was terminated a month later due to some payment issues, Pandey said. However, in a statement, Armsprime Media alleged that they terminated the contract as her content was too bold and her app was banned from the Google Play store.
Reportedly, both Poonam Pandey and Sherlyn Chopra have alleged that Kundra was responsible for their entry into the adult industry. During the investigation, it was revealed that Sherlyn was paid Rs 30 lakh for each project, and so far, she had done 15-20 projects for Kundra.
On July 19, actor Shilpa Shetty’s husband, Raj Kundra, was arrested by Mumbai Police for his alleged role in creating and publishing pornographic films on some mobile applications. As per reports, he had appeared before the Property Cell of Mumbai Police’s Crime Branch for questioning, after which he was placed under arrest. Kundra was taken for medical examination at JJ Hospital in the early hours of Tuesday.