Actor Shilpa Shetty’s husband, businessman Raj Kundra took to his X account, formerly known as Twitter and announced a ‘separation’. Without mentioning a clear context, he wrote, “We have separated and kindly request you to give us time during this difficult period.” While his random post left many on the internet wondering if he has indeed parted ways from his wife, a small section of users called it a promotional gimmick
Raj has shared a screenshot of the same post on Instagram Stories as well. Reacting to his update, a user questioned in the comment section, “Separate means? Divorce?” “Sad it’s shocking news indeed,” said another. While one more called it a “publicity stunt”, “Is it a movie gimmick?” asked someone.
In a later post, Raj revealed that he was actually ‘separating’ from his masks that he has been wearing everywhere for the past few months. “Farewell Masks …it’s time to separate now! Thank you for keeping me protected over the last two years. Onto the next phase of my journey,” he wrote.
Raj’s post arrived days after he unveiled the trailer of his debut film, UT69. Raj will be starring as the lead of the film which revolves around his jail time.
Raj Kundra was arrested and lodged in Mumbai’s Arthur Road Jail in an alleged pornography-related case in July 2021. It was one of the biggest controversies of the year. He walked out of jail in September of the same year, after spending about two months as he was granted bail by a metropolitan magistrate. He was booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Information Technology Act and the Indecent Representation of Women (Prevention) Act.
Raj who has always maintained that he was framed in the case, is said to share his side of the story via his film. UT69 will be released in theatres on November 3.