Pune, Feb 5 (): The Pune police department has officially announced that they have arrested a 22-year-old Tamil actress for alleged prostitution. The actress is said to have involved in prostitution in a famous five-star hotel in Viman Nagar, Pune in Maharashtra on Saturday evening. Police got information and they sent a man pretending to be a customer. While she was negotiating with him, the Pune police caught her red-handed.
“Acting on a tip-off, we laid a trap and sent a decoy customer following which she was arrested,” said Bhanupratap Barge, Senior Inspector (Crime Branch).
The actress was recognized as a small time actress who has played lead role in couple of Tamil films. The actress has also been part of modelling assignments for several textile and diamond companies in South India.
The actress’s manager and a film studio owner in Chennai has also been arrested along with her. Both of them were arrested and taken custody by the Pune police. A case has been registered against both at Viman Nagar police station.
This is not the first time Indian actresses have been arrested for prostitution. There were few other actresses arrested for prostitution in the past. Demand for sex with actresses is very high in India, for a number of reasons. Indian actresses personify sexual liberation in a socially conservative country that places a high value on modesty and chastity.
Earlier in 2009, a Tamil Daily Newspaper Dinamalar published a news report that Television actress Bhuvaneshwari who was arrested on prostitution changes had confessed that several popular actresses were also involved in prostitution. The newspaper reported that Bhuvaneshwari reportedly claimed she has evidence against them to prove her accusation. The reporter of Dinamalar and its editorial board were severely criticized by several film personalities for releasing the names of the actress’s without any verification of the claims.