Bollywood Garam: Bollywood actress Minissha Lamba was held at the international airport in Mumbai on Wednesday, barely moments after returning from the 64th Cannes Film Festival. The actress was reportedly carrying undeclared jewellery worth half a crore.
After landing from an Emirates flight, Minissha was detained by the custom authorities, who had claimed that the actress was carrying jewellery worth Rs. 50 Lakhs. The customs officials had detained the actress for several hours, as she was reportedly carrying jewellery worth more than that what is usually permitted without declaration. The actress alleges it was provided to her by a jewellery brand to wear at Cannes.
Minissha was questioned in the afternoon and was even reportedly detained by the authorities. The airline custom officials have said that a case will be registered after recording a statement from the actress.
The ‘Bachna ae Haseeno’ actress was stopped by the officials at the green channel and was questioned by Sameer Wankhede, who is the deputy commissioner. Wankhede had said that they had stopped her as she was carrying jewellery above the permissible limit or must have not declared the jewellery before she flew. Wankhede added that in cases where the jewellery was worth 5 lakhs, a bail would be granted on the grounds of personal jewellery, but the actress had to be detained as it was worth 50 lakhs. Moreover, while the actress was returning to Mumbai, she had lost one of her baggage trolleys at the Nice airport and had even tweeted about the loss.