On Monday, a vast probe into a supposed porn shooting at a home outside Mumbai in the beginning of the year led to the detention of billionaire and husband of actor Shilpa Shetty, Raj Kundra.
According to Mumbai Police, the trail, which began in February and went cold in the middle has gained up steam again in recent weeks.
Police stormed a villa in Madh Island, which is a famous beach resort in the north of Mumbai, on February 4 after receiving a tip. Five persons were apprehended while filming a pornographic film.
According to an officer, the cops swooped in while two people were in the middle of filming naked "in intimate situations." The investigation was launched after a woman saved from the home later gave an official statement. Some days later after the incident, the police detained two more people: Rowa Khan, pornographic film producer, and Gehna Vasisht, an actress.
The police investigation quickly switched to the apps where the pornographic videos were posted and shared, particularly "Hotshots." This is where the authorities discovered a trail leading to Umesh Kamat, a UK-based employee of Kenrin Pvt Ltd. Umesh Kamat was Raj Kundra's former personal assistant. He reportedly named him during his interrogation.
Gehna Vasisht, has been released on bond, claims she was wrongfully detained. She also claims to have been filming "erotica" rather than porn.
The police investigation quickly switched to the apps where the pornographic videos were posted and shared, particularly "Hotshots."
The authorities discovered a trail leading towards Umesh Kamat, a UK-based employee of Kenrin Pvt Ltd.
Umesh Kamat was Raj Kundra's previous personal assistant, and he put his name forward during his interrogation? The police investigation quickly switched to the apps where the pornographic videos were posted and shared, particularly "Hotshots."
Raj Kundra's role in the app emerged as a fresh angle after Kamat's arrest and subsequent investigation. According to the police, his name has come up before, but nothing can be done as there is no evidence. The investigating team later discovered that Kenrin controlled the app, which is a Mumbai-based company Viaan Industries actively ran the infamous Hotshots app and Raj Kundra is the owner.
The team suspect that Kenrin used to post pornographic videos to get around India's strict and harsh anti-pornography laws. The short videos were purportedly shot in India, transmitted to the UK using WeTransfer, and distributed through paid apps in mobile. Raj Kundra's office was searched, and evidence was discovered, proving that he is the main conspirator. He also allegedly established a WhatsApp group where he discussed the development, distribution, and sale of Hotshots clips.