Shweta Basu Prasad aka Shruti of Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki became a household face in the early 2000s. A bright girl from the Balaji Telefilms camp, she bagged roles in Vishal Bharadwaj’s Makdee which earned her a National Award. She was also seen as Shreyas Talpade’s sister in the super hit movie Iqbal by Nagesh Kukunoor.
Always associated with big names, the girl’s childhood face still remains itched in our mind. However, the girl is no more a child but a Telugu actress who entered the filthy sex trade and sold herself not once, twice but many a times for a quick buck.
Unfortunately in her case, she was caught red handed in a plush hotel where Police normally do not enter. Sources mention that it was the hotel management who decided to complain after they were irritated by her activities. She was also mentioned in a sting operation earlier where she was demanding money against sexual favors.
What does it Indicate – Is She a Victim?
Of course not! I wonder why the film fraternity is supporting Shweta Basu, she is as much a culprit as any other young lady who willingly gets into flesh trade. If she wanted, she could have taken the tough route of earning money through various means. But, instead, she took the simple and easy route.
Well, does that mean, if tomorrow in any case, I or anybody is out of money we can steal, or become a extortionist? Why are the so called supporters blaming society in this case? How is society responsible? Did the society compel her to sell her body or was it her glitzy lifestyle?
Many of the Celebs are Praising her Past
I have been reading reports, articles and tweets where people are saying that winning a National award at the age of 11 is not a child’s play. My question to these people is that, if she had the capability of winning the most prestigious award at the age of 11, did she not have the potential to earn as a traditional actress at 23?
Of course she had. But still, she drew herself in to prostitution without much thought- Does it makes her a victim? Certainly not! She could have auditioned for several roles in TV serials, or films. It would have not been that difficult – this was just an easy way out for her. (I still can’t forget her awesome acting in each of the serial and movie mentioned above. She was just fabulous!)
Is Revealing Client Names A Solution?
The entire India is eagerly waiting to hear the names of her high profile clients. But, will that make her less responsible ? I repeat, she was not forced.
Nevertheless, no matter how much you are lured, you cannot get into sex trade just because you are running out of money for your maintenance.
Shweta Basu Prasad has committed a mistake and the celebs supporting her cause shouldn’t ignore that fact. Well, if they are so concerned why can’t they start an association for these actresses who are running out of money and start giving them roles instead of importing actresses and actor from various parts of the world.
After all, an item number in skimpy clothes is a much more respectable way of earning one’s living than being a high profile prostitute!
By: Deepti Verma