Pearl V Puri, who played a main lead role in TV shows like Bepanah Pyaar and Naagin 3 was arrested by Police last night on charges of rape and molestation. He was taken into custody and was booked for raping a minor girl, under the section of The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act. The actor has now been sent to judicial custody. Several celebrities came out in support of the actor including Aly Goni, Anita Hassanandani, Surbhi Jyoti, Ekta Kapoor, Karishma Tanna and others.
Arjun Bijlani, who is currently shooting for Rohit Shetty's stunt-based reality show in Cape Town took to Instagram and extended his support to the actor. Sharing a selfie with him, Arjun wrote, 'I stand with @pearlvpuri I doubt he can do something like this ever... he is so soft spoken well behaved guy. The truth shall be out.. till then stay strong Pearl. #istandwithpearl.'
Earlier, Anita Hassanandani shared a picture with him on Instagram and wrote, 'Woke up to some nonsensical news about @pearlvpuri I know him! It is NOT true... canNOT be true... all lies. I'm sure there is more to it. And the truth will be out soon. Love you @pearlvpuri #ISTANDWITHPEARL.'
Producer Ekta Kapoor also shared a photo with Pearl and said that the survivor's mother told her that the actor was innocent. In her Instagram caption, Ekta also added that she has all the messages and voice recordings to prove that Pearl is being falsely framed. Pearl has not been granted bail yet and has been sent into judicial custody.
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