A prostitution racket within the film industry has been uncovered by Unit 11 of the Mumbai Crime Branch, resulting in the arrest of 30-year-old Aarti Mittal, a casting director and actress allegedly involved in the operation.
According to reports, Aarti targeted models during various projects and offered them work for good money, with two models having been rescued from the site of the operation. When posing as a customer, a police officer caught Aarti red-handed, with the actress demanding Rs. 60,000 to provide two prostitutes for his friends.
Aarti had also reportedly posted on social media that she was working on a project with actor R Madhavan. In addition to working in television shows, including ‘Apnapan,’ Aarti has been implicated in managing the sex racket. The show also stars Rajshree Thakur.
As of now, the case has been registered against Aarti Mittal under Section 370 and other relevant sections of trafficking and prostitution under the Indian Penal Code.
The Mumbai Crime Branch has been cracking down on prostitution rackets in the city, and Aarti’s arrest is the latest development in their efforts. While the exploitation of models and actors in the film industry is not a new phenomenon, it is concerning that someone within the industry was allegedly involved in running such a racket.
The fact that two models were rescued during the operation highlights the importance of efforts to combat human trafficking and protect vulnerable individuals from exploitation. It is important that law enforcement agencies continue to investigate such cases and hold those responsible accountable for their actions.
Who is Aarti Mittal?
Aarti herself is a small-time actress-cum-casting director who has posted photos with several leading television actors on social media. Aarti has acted in a number of television and web shows, her latest one being ‘Appnapan – Badalate Rishton Ka Bandhan’, starring Rajshree Thakur and Cezanne Khan. She has also acted in the show ‘Na Umra Ki Seema Ho’. Not just that, but she also played a role in Satish Kaushik’s ‘Karm Yuddh’. Apart from these, Aarti has also featured in ‘Yeh Hai Chahatein’, ‘Dharampatni’, ‘Sanak: Ek Junoon’, among others.
Aarti Mittal was equally famous on social media. She almost has 103k followers and is quite active on Instagram. Her Insta bio reads, states she is the owner of @trademarkedplantasticfilms, seemingly her casting company. On her Instagram, she has shared photos with actors like Hiten Tejwani, Rohit Roy, Manav Gohil, Aman Verma, among others.