Actress Swetha Basu to reveal names of client soon


National award winning actress Swetha Basu who was detained recently by police due to her involvement in a prostitution racket, may reveal the name and identity of her clients soon. While nothing has been confirmed by the police, media sources claim that Swetha is ready to reveal her clientele that features hi-profile businessmen from various metro cities.

While initially she was faced with severe criticism from some quarters, after a few days many people including celebs like Aditi Rao Hydari and Upen Patel started raising question why only she was named in the entire operation.  However police has also arrested small time Telugu assistant director Balu who worked as her pimp and took Rs 1 lakh from each of her clients. Everyone is now waiting to see whether she finally decides to name the persons involved.  Police has confirmed that along with the actor, some businessmen were also arrested from Hyderabad.

Swetha is currently in a rescue home run by the women and child welfare department of the government. This is as per the directive of the court. She will stay there for three months. Film director Hansal Mehta has already promised to come to her rescue by offering her a role in her film. Swetha Basu was also in trouble earlier when she was exposed in a sting operation carried out by a local Telugu TV channel.  But she managed to wriggle free on that occasion.

After getting caught by the police, she had said in a statement, "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."

Swetha Basu won a national award back in 2002, due to her strong performance in the film ‘Makdee’. The film also featured Shabana Azmi and was praised by critics. She was also seen as the sister of Shreyas Talpade in the award winning film ‘Iqbal’. She also played a major role in the Ekta Kapoor produced daily soap, ‘Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii’. Her acting was well liked by the audience.  It will be interesting to see how she bounces back from such a setback.


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