According to the Metropolitan Magistrate Ketaki Chavan, Shilpa Shetty appeared to have clarified her position shortly after the incident. After considering the police report and documents presented, the Magistrate was satisfied that the charges against Shilpa were groundless and hence she was discharged from the offences.
After the incident, three cases, two in Rajasthan and one in Ghaziabad, were filed against the actors on charges of obscenity. Her plea to transfer the case to Mumbai was reportedly allowed by Supreme Court in 2017.
The actress had filed for discharge under Section 239 (discharge after considering police report and documents) and Section 245 (discharge after considering evidence) of the Code of Criminal Procedure through Advocate Madhukar Dalvi.
Her applications stated that the accusation against her was “only that she did not protest when she was kissed by the co-accused Richard Gere” which by no stretch of imagination made her a conspirator or perpetrator to the crime.
Shilpa was all over the news last year after her husband Raj Kundra was arrested in a pornography-related case. The businessman is currently out on bail.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Shilpa was last seen in ‘Hungama 2’ with Paresh Rawal, Meezaan and Pranitha Subhash in lead roles. The film was released on an OTT platform and it received mixed reviews.
Next, she will be seen in Sabbir Khan’s ‘Nikamma’ co-starring Abhimanyu Dassani and Shirley Setia in lead roles.