Ekta Kapoor, who's the producer of Naagin, the show that starred Pearl V Puri in the lead role, comes in support of him against the rape charges. Ekta wrote a long post on her social defending Pearl and shared the personal confession of the child's mother to Ekta who admitted that Pearl is innocent.
In her post, Ekta called out the extreme deprivation of humanity. "Will I support a child molester…or a molester of any kind," she began. "But what I witnessed from last night to now, was the absolute low in human depravity. How can humanity go to this level? How can people who are upset with each other, drag a third person into their own fight? How can a human being take on another human being and do this? After various calls with the child‘s/girl’s mother, who openly said that Pearl was not involved and it’s her husband trying to create stories to keep her child and prove that a working mother on a set cannot take care of her kid," Ekta wrote.
Adding further, "If this is true then it is wrong on so many levels! Using an extremely important movement like ‘Me Too’ frivolously, to get your own agendas met with and mentally torturing a child and making an innocent person guilty. I have no right to decide, the courts will decide who is right & wrong. My opinion only comes from what the girl’s mother said to me last night & that is - Pearl is innocent …and it is very very sad if people are using various tactics to prove working mothers are unable to take care of their children, because there are predators on the set."
Ekta Kapoor further stated that she has all the proofs concerning the case. "I have all the voice notes and messages between the child’s mother and me which clearly points to the false allegations being put on Pearl. The film industry is as safe or as unsafe as any other business. To give it a bad name to get your agenda sorted is the lowest form of low ever. If by chance, Pearl is proved innocent, I request people to look more deeply into how the important & much needed movements in today’s time, are being used unfairly reducing the gravitas of the situation. May justice prevail! #MayJusticePrevail," she concluded.
On Saturday, Pearl V Puri was granted bail by the court and pictures of him returning are circulating all over the internet space.