Television actor Pearl V Puri’s debut show Phir Bhi Na Maane Badtameez Dil co-star Asmita Sood shares her thoughts on his arrest in rape case. She said that the competent authorities should investigate the matter at hand in totality and deliver justice. Pearl V Puri was arrested on Friday night on the charges of raping a minor girl. He was taken to Vasai’s Waliv Police station. The actor was later produced in Vasai court on Saturday. So far, several TV actors including Karishma Tanna, Krystle D’Souza, Anita Hassanandani, and others have come out in his support including producer Ekta Kapoor.
Actress Asmita Sood’s statement on actor Pearl Puri’s arrest reads: “I woke up to some messages and calls mentioning last night’s arrest of actor Pearl Puri. I was not aware of the details of the same, so I took the time to read about the same. I was shocked and appalled at the details. Pearl and I worked together in our first television series in the year 2015.” She added, “We all know that our industry is a fast-changing one and the dynamics change very quickly here. I am not in touch with Pearl for more than half a decade now. I do not know what has transpired in all these years and what could actually have happened. The Pearl I knew was a career focussed person and was very close to his mother; the two traits which could make anyone believe that he could not have done something that is alleged.”
The Phir Bhi Na Maane Badtameez Dil actress continued, “Being an independent woman working in this industry I know that there are many a challenge we face every day. For the people – a victim is just a person – but in such incidents, it is the entire family which suffers. Imagine the fear and the state of mind of parents of young girls after reading such news – who genuinely want to make a career in this industry. For all those of us working in the industry – be it actors, directors, production teams, media, etc. it is our responsibility to not accept the unacceptable and create a good landscape for all those who want to join the industry. I hope that the competent authorities investigate the matter at hand in totality and deliver justice.”