Tamil film and TV actress Bhuvaneswari was arrested from her residence in Adyar by the anti-prostitution wing of Chennai police on allegations of prostitution after a tip-off from her neighbours. She was entertaining a client of hers, who was a police officer in mufti along with two Mumbai-based models at the time of arrest.
The two models were stated to have been lured into prostitution by Bhuvaneswari who charged anywhere between Rs.10,000 to Rs.1,00,000 per client. Her clientele is reported to include politicians, businessmen and top cine artistes.
Dinamala, a Tamil newspaper, reported that the two models are in fact film actresses who play heroine roles in Tamil and Telugu films.
Seven years ago Bhuvaneswari was arrested by the police for running a brothel in her house but was later acquitted.