Television actor Pearl V Puri was earlier arrested under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act for the alleged rape of a minor girl. The court hearing for his bail plea was scheduled today, and the actor was granted bail earlier in the day. Pearl’s lawyer, Rajeev Sawant, had confirmed the news to Pinkvilla saying that the actor will be home with his mom by evening.
In an interaction with Pinkvilla, Asmita Sood, who worked with Pearl in Phir Bhi Dil Na Maane… Badtameez Dil. When asked about her thoughts on her former co-star being granted a bail, she said, “I have given a very balanced viewpoint on the same since day one. It’s great that he got the bail. Now, let’s see what transpires in the case as a whole. I hope he is able to fight it out and prove that he is innocent.”
She further informed that the reputation of the entire acting fraternity is at stake. “If at all there is something that goes wrong, entire fraternity is going to suffer as outsiders already have a very skewed viewpoint about the film industry. The entire industry’s name is at stake and it’s going to be very unfortunate. If he is acquitted in the case and allegations prove to be false, it would be great. Let’s see and hope that the judiciary is able to uncover the facts and we are able to know the truth,” she concluded.