Shweta Basu Prasad, who returned to Mumbai after serving a few months in a Hyderabad remand home following her arrest in a prostitution scandal, has moved on from the horrifying incident in her life.
The National award winning actress is full of positivity and has recently secured a job as a script consultant with the Phantom production house. Owned by Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl, Madhu Mantena and Vikramaditya Motwani, the company's first production was the 2013 romantic drama "Lootera".
"Yes, I am a script consultant at Phantom. I am essentially a curator there, assigned the job of going through potentially promising scripts. It's a job I like doing as it is helping me to grow as an actor when I read the scripts." Prasad told the Deccan Chronicle.
However, the "Makdee" actress said that she will soon resume her career as an actress and that her job with the production house was only for a short period.
Further, Prasad clarified reports of her being roped in by director Hansal Mehta stating that she had not been approached by the "Shahid" director.
The actress, who is writing a documentary, agrees that she met Mehta to show him her work.
"I've made a documentary entitled Roots of Hindustani classical music. I took it to show it to Mr Hansal Mehta. His son Jay was also there in his office. They seemed to like my effort. Beyond that there is nothing. Mr Mehta has not offered me a role." she added.
"Shweta's documentary on Hindustani classical music which I saw, is proof of her talent. I am most certainly going to work with her. But I haven't decided on the project." said Mehta.
On 31 August, the 23-year-old, along with a pimp was caught in a plush hotel in Hyderabad by the police for their involvement in the flesh trade.
The actress thereafter was lodged in a rehabilitation home for women. However, on 31 October she was released from the remand home.
The talented actress bagged the National award for the best child artist for "Makdee" (2002). She had also acted in "Iqbal"(2005). Later Prasad played the lead role in a few low budget south Indian movies.