In September this year,actress Shweta Basu Prasad was arrested by Hyderabad Police during a raid conducted in a hotel and was charged of prostitution. Following the arrest the actress was sent to a rescue home, where she stayed for about two months. The allegations of sex work have been cleared by the Hyderabad sessions court and Prasad is now back in Mumbai, currently working with Anurag Kashyap.
You can read her open letter to the media here. It has not been edited for grammatical and punctuation errors.
Dear, Members of Media,
I grew up admiring some great journalists and reporters who, some times report even live from war-torn borders, natural disaster sites, terror attacked locations, etc. without hesitating a bit. These heroes inspired me to pursue my degree in Mass Media and Journalism degree too. I always thought, ‘wow! These guys, the media, actually risk their lives to bring us the truth’. And boom! You create a mess in my very life. Well done.
Witness of four electrifying decades of Hindi Media. Seventies to the first decade of twenty first century. Last
assignment : Sr Resident Editor, Hindustan, Delhi. Now works as independent writer. Lives in Ghaziabad