SINGAPORE - Even though his name is currently being dragged through the mud in Malaysia, popular Singaporean actor Adi Putra's relationship with his wife of seven years has not been affected.
He recently found himself in the centre of a scandal when there were reports this month that he had allegedly exchanged lewd photos and messages with an unknown married woman.
His mobile phone has been seized by the Malaysian police and investigations are ongoing.
The 32-year-old is married to 38-year-old Malaysian film producer, Aida Yusof.
The usually collected actor has been rather vague with the Malaysian press when probed about the matter.
Speaking with The New Paper last Friday, Adi said a telephone interview from Kuala Lumpur: "Investigations are still ongoing and there is not much that I can say. I have to respect the law."
He is said to have met the 30-year-old woman through photo-sharing app Instagram and started communicating via chat service WhatsApp on July 29.
A source quoted in a report by Malaysia's Berita Harian on Sept 5 said that her 56-year-old businessman husband learnt they were in contact after he saw a picture of Adi on her phone while at a fast-food restaurant at Jalan Skudai-Pontian.
After going through its contents, he was shocked to find what is said to be an exchange of lewd messages and photos between the two.
The source said the husband made a police report at the Skudai police station in Johor Baru.
Adi and the woman apparently admitted to the act, adding that they were just "having fun" and that they have never met in person.
Johor Baru North police chief Assistant Commissioner Ruslan Hassan told the New Straits Times that the businessman claimed he saw photographs of Adi's private parts and "offensive sexual remarks" on his wife's mobile phone.