Now, five days after her arrest, the actress has gone under several medical tests and has been lodged in a rescue home in Hyderabad. According to sources, 23-year-old Shweta will be in the rescue home for next three months.
Women, who are rescued by police and those facing trial in several criminal cases, are given shelter in such rescue home during the trial period. Sources informed that the actress will be provided with free food, clothing, medical care and also vocational training.
Shweta Basu has been lodged in a rescue home in Hyderabad
Speaking about her decision to join sex racket, Shweta earlier had said, "I have made wrong choices in my career and i was out of money. I had to support my family and some other good causes."
"All the doors were closed and some people encouraged me to get into prostitution to earn money. I was helpless and with no option left to choose, I got involved in this act," she added.
The young actress, who was arrested by Hyderabad police, also added, "I'm not the only one who faced this problem and there are several other heroines who have gone through this phase."
Shweta along with the pimp Balu has been arrested. She was caught red handed in a star hotel at Banjara Hills in Hyderabad on Sunday, Aug 31.
According to sources, all arrested people were very well-known businessmen from Mumbai and other metro cities of the country.
Shweta was in the business knowingly. She earlier was caught in a compromising position during a sting operation.
Shweta had won national award for her Bollywood movie Makdee. She had also acted in several Hindi movies and TV serials, such as -- Iqbal, Kahani Ghar Ghari Ki, Karishma Ka Karishma and many more.