Bollywood actress Aarti Mittal has been arrested on charges of promoting prostitution, according to reports. The actress, who has played prominent roles in TV series such as Apnapan, was taken into custody by Mumbai police on April 11. Mittal had posted on her social media account about working with actor R Madhavan, but her hopes of further work in the entertainment industry were dashed by her arrest.
Mittal is alleged to have used her connections in Bollywood to supply models to businessmen and others seeking entertainment. She reportedly had knowledge of the secret pastimes of Bollywood magnates and used this to her advantage. Mittal had a large following on Instagram, with over 100,000 followers.
The Mumbai crime branch arrested Mittal after duping her into thinking they were customers, and then asking for two models. Mittal reportedly priced the models at Rs 60,000 each. The news of her arrest has caused a stir in Bollywood circles.
Mittal had previously tried her hand at adult web series under a pseudonym. She later admitted in an interview that she had been tricked into such roles, which had put her modesty into question. Mittal’s arrest is the latest scandal to hit Bollywood, which has been plagued by allegations of sexual harassment, nepotism, and other issues in recent years.
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