On Monday, the Bombay sessions court rejected Shilpa Shetty’s appeal against the magistrate’s ruling acquitting her in a 2007 indecent kissing case involving Hollywood actor Richard Gere.
Mumbai’s sessions court affirmed the magistrate’s 2007 indecent kissing ruling acquitting Shilpa Shetty. Some termed this stage incident vulgar 16 years ago.
Richard Gere had kissed Shilpa Shetty in front of an audience at a public function in 2007, and Shilpa Shetty was subsequently charged. Judge of Additional Sessions S.C. Jadhav denied. But, order-specific details on this are not yet accessible.
This episode of kissing at a public event occurred 16 years ago, on April 15, 2007, at an AIDS awareness program hosted in Rajasthan. Richard Gere had kissed Shilpa Shetty in front of everyone on the stage during this occasion, prompting people from all around the country to condemn the act as indecent and an affront to the country’s culture.
A complaint was filed under several provisions.
Gere and Shetty were charged in Rajasthan under many provisions of the Indian Criminal Code (IPC) and the Information Technology Act. The case was relocated to Mumbai in 2017 under the directive of the Supreme Court.
The court exonerated Shetty in January 2022.
A magistrate’s court exonerated Shetty of the accusation in January 2022, saying that she looked to be the victim of Gere’s actions.