Shweta Basu Prasad, who was caught a few months back for her alleged involvement in a prostitution racket, has a big reason to smile.
The Hyderabad sessions court on Friday cleared Prasad of all charges against her. The clean chit comes as a big relief to her and her family.
Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, Prasad said: "Yes, I've been given a clean chit from a sessions court in Hyderabad. I can't begin to tell you what a relief it is for me and for my family. My parents are smiling for the first time in months."
The "Makdee" actress stated that although she has moved on from the horrifying incident in her life, the verdict has helped her to put an end to the whole issue.
"This was just the vindication I was waiting for. Although I had already put the incident behind me there was still a closure that I needed to put on the issue. All my earlier charges from the trial court have been withdrawn. I can't describe the relief I feel. It's like my name has been cleared after months of doubt and suspicion," said the 23-year-old actress.
The scandal led many celebs to come in support of the actress. Several people blamed the media for targeting the popularity of Prasad rather than exposing the details of rich clients involved in the racket.
However, Prasad, now holds no grudges against those who tried to defame her. Life looks beautiful and hopeful for the actress now.
"I now see how futile and unnecessary the whole episode was. I am glad to be alive and kicking and raring to go. Life looks beautiful and hopeful. My only regret is I was put on trial by a section of the media. I should've been given the right to defend myself. Never mind. Now that my name has been cleared I hold no grudges against anyone." said the National award winning actress.
In August 2014, Prasad was caught in a plush hotel in Hyderabad by the police for alleged involvement in the flesh trade. The actress, thereafter, was lodged in a rehabilitation home for women until October.
The talented actress bagged the National award for best child artist for "Makdee" (2002). She had also acted in "Iqbal"(2005). Prasad has played the lead role in a few low-budget south Indian movies as well.