Actor Shilpa Shetty’s husband, businessman Raj Kundra, took to his X account, formerly known as Twitter, to announce their separation.
Without giving a clear context, he wrote: “We have separated and kindly ask you to give us time during this difficult time.” While his random post left many people on the internet wondering if he had broken up with his wife, a small section of users called it a publicity stunt.
Raj shared a screenshot of the same post on Instagram Stories as well. In response to his update, a user asked in the comments section, “Separate funds? Divorce?” “Sad, this is shocking news,” said another. While one other called it a “publicity stunt”, “Is it a movie stunt?” someone asked.
Meanwhile, Shilpa did not share anything similar on her social media. Raj’s post came days after he unveiled the trailer of his debut film UT69. Raj will play the lead role in the film, which revolves around his stint in jail.
Raj Kundra was arrested and lodged in Mumbai’s Arthur Road Jail in an alleged pornography-related case in July 2021. It was one of the biggest controversies of the year. He was released from prison in September of that year after spending about two months when a metropolitan judge granted him bail. He was booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Information Technology Act, and the Indecent Representation of Women (Prevention) Act.
Raj, who has always maintained that he was framed in the case, will share his side of the story through his film. UT69 will be released in theaters on November 3.
Talking about his film, Raj recently revealed how Shilpa reacted when he told her about his idea for the film. He told News18: “I told her I had a script and I was waiting for her response. When I turned away from her, a chappal flew in my face. I think she thought the idea was a bit treacherous at first. Maybe he thought that the film would not be made.”
“She was very supportive. She asked me, ‘Are you going to play kar lega?’ in 2009. They have two children – Viaan and Samisha.
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