Ever since Raj Kundra was arrested for his alleged participation in a pornography case, his actress wife Shilpa Shetty has become the target of trolls and false allegations. Finding herself in the eye of the storm, Shilpa chose to maintain a dignified silence over the matter and allowed the law to take its own course. However, as things are going out of control, the actress finally broke her silence and issued an official statement over the entire case revolving around her husband.
Sharing the statement on social media, Shilpa said, "Yes! The past few days have been challenging, on every front. There have been a lot of rumours and accusations. A lot of unwarranted aspersions on me cast by the media and (not so) well-wishers as well. A lot of trolling/questions posed… not only to me but also to my family. MY STAND… I HAVE NOT COMMENTED YET and will continue to refrain from doing so on this case as it is subjudice, so please stop attributing false quotes on my behalf."
She added, "Reiterating my philosophy of, as a celebrity “Never complain, never explain”. All I will say is, as it’s an ongoing investigation, I have full faith in the Mumbai Police & the Indian judiciary."
Shilpa, a mother of two, requested the media to refrain from dragging the family into the matter and appealed to respect their privacy. "As a family, we are taking recourse to all our available legal remedies. But, till then I humbly request you - especially as a MOTHER - to respect our privacy for my children’s sake and request you to refrain from commenting on half-baked information without verifying the veracity of the same."
After working in the industry for around 29 years, Shilpa said she and the family don't deserve a media trial. "I am a proud law-abiding Indian citizen and a hardworking professional for the last 29 years. People have put their faith in ME & I’ve never let anyone down. So, most importantly, I request you to respect my family’s and ‘my right’ to privacy in these times. We don’t deserve a media trial. Please let the law take its course," she mentioned. Shilpa concluded the statement with Satyameva Jayate.
Read Shilpa's entire statement here: