Pearl V Puri accused of molestation; Naagin 3 producer Ekta Kapoor strongly backs him: Justice will prevail
Naagin 3 fame Pearl V Puri was arrested on Friday (June 4) by Waliv police in Vasai (east) for allegedly raping a minor girl. As per Times of India Sanjay Patil, Mira Bhayander Vasai Virar (MBVV) DCP, Zone 2 said that he has been remanded to police custody and booked for rape and under section of The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. Police said that it is an old case in which a minor girl had leveled the charges that Pearl had taken sexual favours from that girl by promising her a career in TV serials.
Some of Pearl’s peers from the industry have come forward to support him. After Anita Hassanandani, now Ekta Kapoor has also come in support of her Naagin actor.
Ekta shared a picture with Pearl and wrote a lengthy note. She wrote, “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?”
She further wrote, “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!”.
Mentioning ‘Me Too’, Ekta wrote that using an “extremely important movement frivolously”, to get their own agendas by mentally torturing a child and making an innocent person guilty.
She also wrote that she has no right to decide and 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,” she added.
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The TV czarina further wrote that she has all the voice notes and messages between the child’s mother and her which clearly say Pearl is falsely accused.
She ended the post by saying, “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”.