Film and Television serials producer Ekta Kapoor who was detained
on Sunday at Mumbai Airport for being found with undeclared branded
goods valued around Rs one lakh, has been released after paying a
fine of Rs 53,000, said a senior customs official today.
Miss Kapoor was stopped by the customs officials at 10:45 pm
last night after she arrived from Bangkok. The filmmaker was found
with personal goods worth around Rs one lakh, which were not
declared, said P M Govande, Customs Commissioner.
"Kapoor was fined Rs 19,000 and penalised Rs 9000. Besides, she
also paid Rs 25,000 customs duty for the goods," Govande added.
Upon being intercepted Ekta had an argument with the customs
officials. Later she was detained and her branded cloths were
valued. She then had to pay a finr of Rs 53,000, the official
This the fourth time that a Bollywood celebrity has come under
the check of the customs. Earlier actresses Anushka Sharma, Bipasha
Basu and Minissha Lamba have also been booked by a case.