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 added.
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.