July 23 : Hungama 2, which released on Disney+ Hotstar on Friday, marked Shilpa Shetty Kundra’s comeback to films after a gap of 14 years. However, the film released at a time when her husband, businessman Raj Kundra, has been arrested in a pornography related case, and is currently in police custody.
Raj Kundra was arrested on Monday evening in a pornographic films case. The incident has raised doubt over the film’s fate. Now, Shilpa Shetty took to Twitter and urged the audience to watch Hungama 2 as it involved relentless efforts of an entire team. She also requested that the film shouldn’t suffer.
Shilpa tweeted, “I believe and practice the teachings of Yoga, ‘The only place where life exists is the present moment, NOW.’ Hungama 2 involves the relentless efforts of an entire team that’s worked very hard to make a good film, and the film shouldn’t suffer… ever!”
The actress further wrote, “So today, I request you all to watch Hungama 2 with your families to put a smile on your face and for the sake of every single person attached to the film. Thank you With gratitude, Shilpa Shetty Kundra”
Raj Kundra and 11 others were arrested by the Mumbai Police Crime Branch on Monday for his alleged involvement in creating pornographic films and publishing them through mobile applications.
Kundra and his IT head Ryan Thorpe were on Friday sent to police custody till July 27. Kundra and Thorpe were produced before a magistrate's court in Mumbai by the police. Mumbai police said in the court that they suspect that the money earned from pornography was used for online betting. As a result, transactions between Kundra's Yes Bank and United Bank of Africa need to be investigated, Mumbai police representative said.
Meanwhile, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), Maharashtra, on Thursday informed that they have received four emails alleging that Raj Kundra has bribed Mumbai police officers with ₹25 lakh to evade arrest.