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Will Pearl Puri Get Bail This Friday?

Will  Pearl Puri Get Bail This  Friday?
Written by Subhash K . Jha

Would  television star Pearl  S Puri have to spend his  birthday in jail? Pearl who turns 32 on  10  July is unlikely  to  get bail since  he has been charged  under  the section pertaining to  sexual violation  of a minor. These  charges are non-bailable.

While the  legal procedure takes its course, the  slew  of  supporters  from the entertainment industry who believe  Pearl  to be innocent, is growing  .

A  senior and very powerful television actor who doesn’t  want  to be  named told this writer, “It is  very tragic. In such cases it is one  woman’s word against the accused and his  supporters. No matter how  hard  his supporters scream in his defence  the judiciary won’t be swayed, and  it shouldn’t. In fact  these powerful women like Divya Khosla Kumar and Ekta Kapoor speaking in  Pearl’s defence are  only  making things worse  for him.”

This  actor thinks Pearl  is  innocent. “I have spoken to his  colleagues and  co-stars. They  think  it is  way outside his  spectrum of  behavior to do anything so  ugly. I don’t know who exactly is  pressing these  charges. Maybe  the accuser  would know  better why  he is  doing what he has to.”

Significantly, Ekta  Kapoor went  off the  save-Pearl radar  after the initial outburst, preferring to celebrate her  birthday  rather than brood over the fate  of a young man who at this  very moment  must be wondering  in his dark cell what the hell happened to him.

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Music baroness and filmmaker  Divya Khosla Kumar continues to  speak up passionately in Pearl’s defence.

She  wonders  how this accusation  was  given legitimacy  in the  first place. “The  child came on the sets  of  the serial just once with her mother. What happened? Are  they saying the hero of the series just  lost  his senses? And if anything happened , why  was  a case  not registered against Pearl two years  ago when it is alleged to have happened?Why now?”

 More  important, what now?

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