The 22-year-old Caroline Mariyath, who is said to have worked as a lead actress in a couple of big Tamil films, is also a model for some diamond and textile companies in Chennai and Bangalore. Police allege that her clients used to pay 3 lakhs each.
Senior Inspector Bhanupratap Barge said that “We laid a trap and sent a decoy customer. Caroline is quite popular in Chennai. She has played heroine in movies – ‘Rain’, ‘Wadachalam’ and others.”
During questioning, the actress said that they had flown to Mumbai from Chennai on Saturday and came to Pune in a private taxi.
“The woman also revealed that her father acted as her agent. She had come to Pune twice earlier for prostitution,” Barge said.
“The actress told us that she was involved in prostitution as she was short on money. We have transferred the case to the Yerawada police station for further investigations,” Barge said.