NATIONAL award winning actress Shweta Basu, who was arrested for prostitution in Hyderabad, has revealed that she took to the sex trade as she was running out of money. Tamil Nesan reported that Shweta, 23, was now confined to a welfare home.
The actress, who appeared in films like Makdee and Iqbal also claimed that many other actresses were in a similar financial situation.
Shweta, who shot to fame as a child artiste in Ekta Kapoor's TV serial Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki, bagged the national award for best child artiste for Makdee in 2002.
She was arrested during a sting operation carried out at a hotel on Sunday night.