Televsion actor Pearl V Puri, who is currently out on bail in alleged rape and molestation case, has finally broken his silence on the ongoing controversy.
Pearl made a comeback on social media and thanked his well-wishers and friends for fighting for him.
He said that it has been a 'gruelling' couple of weeks for him, as he was also coping with testing times personally.
The actor added that while he is still numb, he is grateful for the support of his friends, fans and well-wishers.
"Life has its own way of testing people! I lost my nani ma few months back , then on her 17th day I lost my dad post that my mother got diagnosed with cancer and then this ghastly accusation. Last couple of weeks were gruelling for me like a nightmare," he wrote.
"I was, overnight, made to feel like a criminal. All of this in the midst of my mother’s cancer treatment, it shattered my sense of security, making me feel helpless. I am still numb .... but I felt it’s time to reach out to my friends, fans and well-wishers who’ve showered me with their love, support and concern. Thank you for keeping faith in me and I am a firm believer of #Satyamevjayate. I trust in the Law, judiciary of my country and God up there. Please keep your duas coming," he added.
Pearl was granted bail on June 15. The actor was arrested by Waliv Police on June 4 under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act for allegedly raping a minor girl.
The alleged incident for which Pearl was arrested took place in 2019 during the shoot of his television show, 'Bepanah Pyaar'. The girl is the daughter of an actor, who was Pearl's co-star.
Ever since Pearl has been arrested, the alleged rape case has seen many twists and turns. While the alleged victim's mother had called Pearl innocent, her father demanded strict actions to be taken against him.
Many celebrities, including Divya Khosla Kumar, Ekta Kapoor among others, came forward and stood by Pearl's side and said that he is innocent.
Pearl has been a part of several shows on television including 'Badatameez Dil', 'Nagarjuna', 'Bepanah Pyaarr', 'Naagin 3' and 'Meri Sasu Maa.' He was last seen in the television show 'Brahmarakshas 2.'