A local court in Mumbai on Monday granted bail to businessman Raj Kundra and his Information Technology (IT) head Ryan Thorpe in connection with pornographic film case on a surety of ₹50,000.
The crime branch of Mumbai Police arrested Kundra in July and filed a supplementary chargesheet against him on September 15 for his alleged involvement in pornographic film racket.
While seeking bail in the case, Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty's husband told Metropolitan Magistrate Court in Mumbai that the videos were shot with the consent of the ‘actors’ and claimed that he owned the mobile app Hotshots only for a brief period of 10 months.
Hotshots mobile app was developed for streaming adult and pornographic content that Kundra's firm produced.
Kundra also claimed in his plea that during the time that he owned Hotshots, he had interacted with a few clients but had “never taken an active part in contract building or any of the content creation.”
Police presented statements of at least 42 people they have interrogated, including that of Shilpa Shetty, who said she was too busy with her work and was not aware of what Kundra was up to.