INDIA: Actor caught in TV 'sexpose'

Bollywood actor Shakti Kapoor caught demanding sex from an undercover reporter

The Straits Times
Tuesday, March 15, 2005

A private television network in India has broadcast footage of a sting operation showing a popular Bollywood actor demanding sex from a reporter who posed as an aspiring actress.

'If you are with Shakti Kapoor, no one can touch you. If you are tired I will give you a massage,' the actor said on camera. He was later recorded demanding sex from the New Delhi-based reporter.

Kapoor also named three top Indian actresses to whom he allegedly had offered sex in exchange for leading roles in movies that were box office hits.

The actor was seen apologising on camera when it became apparent to him that he had been snared.

The India TV programme sparked uproar in India's entertainment industry with film-makers demanding action against Kapoor.