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Telugu actress Shweta Basu Prasad has admitted making wrong choices. She was arrested after she was found involved in the high profile prostitution racket at a reputed hotel in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad on Sunday, August 31. During the police interrogation, the actress has reportedly told that some people encouraged her to choose prostitution to earn money, when she was struggling to support her family.
"I've made wrong choices in my career, and I was out of money. I'd to support my family and some other good causes. All the doors were closed, and some people encouraged me to get into prostitution to earn money. I was helpless, and with no option left to choose, I got involved in this act," the Deccan Chronicle quotes Shweta Basu Prasad's statement made before the Police.
Shweta Basu Prasad is not the first Telugu actress to get involved in flesh trade. Earlier, actresses like Yamuna, Bhuvaneshwari, Aish Ansari, Saira Banu, Jyothi and a few others were caught red-handed. Shweta Basu Prasad added, "I'm not the only one who faced this problem, and there are several other heroines who have gone through this phase."
She has starred in some Telugu, Hindi and Tamil movies and won few awards including one National award. We bring you the some interesting facts about her and here rare photos. Continue to see them in the slideshow.
Shweta Basu As Child Artiste
Shweta Basu Prasad started her acting career as a child artiste with the Hindi movie Makdee in 2002.
Shweta Winner Of National Award
Shweta hogged the limelight after she won National Film Award and Star Screen Award for Best Child Artist for her performance in the movie Makdee.
Shweta's Debut In TV Industry
Shweta forayed into TV industry with Hindi serial Kutumb. Later, she starred in few other popular daily soaps like Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Karishma Kaa Karishma and The Magic Make-Up Box.
Shweta In Iqbal
Shweta started playing matured roles with Nagesh Kukunoor's Bollywood movie Iqbal starring Shreyas Talpade, Naseeruddin Shah, Girish Karnad, Yatin Karyekar and Prateeksha Lonkar.
Iqbal Gets 2 Awards For Shweta
She has won Star Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress and Zee Cine Award - Critics' Choice Best Actress for her performance in the movie movie Iqbal. She was also nominated for Filmfare Award IIFA Award in Best Supporting Actress category.
Shweta's Look Out For Heroine's Role
Following these recognition, Shweta was desperately looking for the female lead role. She received several offers the Bollywood, but all of them were supporting roles.
Shweta's Association With Mahesh Manjrekar, RGV
She continued to supporting roles in Mahesh Manjrekar's Hindi film Vaah! Life Ho To Aisi and Ram Goapl Varma's Darna Zaroori Hai. None of them gave her much needed attention or break to her.
Shweta In Kotha Bangaru Lokam
Finally, her wish of becoming heroine came true with Varun Sandesh's Telugu movie Kotha Bangaru Lokam, which marked her debut in Tollywood. She got good response for her performance in the film.
Tollywood Offers For Shweta
Shweta's performance in Kotha Bangaru Lokam fetched her nomination for Filmfare Award in Best Telugu Actress category. Though it was a hit at the Box Office, the movie did not fetch her any exciting offer in Tollywood.
Shweta' Debut In Bengali
Later, she also forayed into Bengali with Ek Nadir Galpo: Tale of a River. She failed to make her mark in all these industries. When she did not get offers, she started performing item songs.