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Entertainment news on July 21: Salman Khan launches Bigg Boss OTT, Raj Kundra’s arrest won’t affect Shilpa Shetty’s Hungama 2 release

Shilpa Shetty's husband and businessman Raj Kundra was remanded to police custody till July 23 by a Mumbai court on Tuesday in a case related to making and distributing pornographic films via mobile apps.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: July 21, 2021 8:30:50 pm
ent news 21 raj kundra, hina khanShilpa Shetty's husband Raj Kundra was 'actually running' porn apps, says police. (Photo: Shilpa Shetty, Hina Khan/Instagram)

A Mumbai court on Tuesday sent Raj Kundra, husband of Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty, to police custody till July 23. The IT head of his company, Ryan Thorpe, was also arrested and sent to custody till July 23. Businessman Raj Kundra, arrested in the case of a pornographic film, was “actually running” the mobile application which streamed these videos, overseeing the content as well financial dealings, Mumbai Police said on Tuesday. Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale ealier said, “We have arrested Raj Kundra in this case on 19/7/21 as he appears to be the key conspirator of this. We have sufficient evidences regarding this. Investigation is in progress.”

The Property Cell of the Mumbai crime branch had in February this year registered an FIR in connection with the case and arrested nine persons soon after. Kundra’s name came up during the interrogation of the accused, police officers said. Apart from the case by Mumbai police, Kundra’s name had also cropped up in a similar case that had been registered by the Maharashtra Cyber police last year.

In other news, Mimi star Kriti Sanon, in an interview with indianexpress.com shared why a pregnant Kriti Sanon needed a 5 kg belly in Mimi. Kriti, who plays the titular role, believes the film can educate people in small towns about the concept. She shared, “I feel it can help to educate masses and break taboos in small towns where people don’t have an idea about surrogacy, just like how in the film Mimi had no idea but she is educated by Pankaj Tripathi’s character Bhanu.”

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18:58 (IST)21 Jul 2021
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18:27 (IST)21 Jul 2021
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Salman Khan announces Bigg Boss OTT, watch teaser

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16:27 (IST)21 Jul 2021
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Sambhavna Seth shared, "I am thrilled to announce my Husband @imavinashdwivedi first film as a Writer..This is such proud moment for me and our entire family..Congratulations to the entire team of #kakuda."

16:10 (IST)21 Jul 2021
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“Why should any of this interfere with the release of Hungama 2? It’s her husband, not Shilpa who has been booked. She is one of the artists in the film and has completed all her work including the promotions. Even the investigative agency said that they have not been able to any find any active role of Shilpa so I don’t see why it should hamper our film. It is sad that people are dragging her name when she has nothing to do with it," Hungama 2’s producer Ratan Jain told News 18.

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14:24 (IST)21 Jul 2021
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13:18 (IST)21 Jul 2021
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12:49 (IST)21 Jul 2021
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