I woke up to some messages and calls mentioning last night’s arrest of actor Pearl Puri. I was not aware of the details of the same, so I took the time to read about the same. I was shocked and appalled at the details. Pearl and I worked together on our first television series in the year 2015.
We all know that our industry is a fast-changing one and the dynamics change very quickly here. I am not in touch with Pearl for more than half a decade now. I do not know what has transpired in all these years and what could actually have happened. The Pearl I knew was a career focussed person and was very close to his mother; the two traits which could make anyone believe that he could not have done something that is alleged.
Being an independent woman working in this industry – I know that there are many a challenge we face every day. For the people – a victim is just a person – but in such incidents, it is the entire family which suffers. Imagine the fear and the state of mind of parents of young girls after reading such news – who genuinely want to make a career in this industry. For all those of us working in the industry – be it actors, directors, production teams, media, etc. it is our responsibility to not accept the unacceptable and create a good landscape for all those who want to join the industry. I hope that the competent authorities investigate the matter at hand in totality and deliver justice.