'I stand corrected': Shilpa Shetty lauds Raj Kundra's acting debut, gives a shout out to UT69

    Shilpa Shetty on Friday took to Instagram to share an appreciation note for her husband Raj Kundra as his debut film UT 69 released today. 

    <p>Shilpa Shetty</p>

    Shilpa Shetty

    Shilpa Shetty turned biggest cheerleader for her husband Raj Kundra, who recently made his acting debut with UT 69. The actress took to Instagram and penned a long note praising the businessman’s attempt at acting. She also acknowledged her husband’s hardships and called him brave.

    Her note read, “My dearest Cookie, I know I say many things… but, this is something I want you to remember! YOU are special & brave, and I am soooo proud of you.Many people go through hardships… some become cynical, some bitter, & some even change. What is admirable is how YOU have taken it all in your stride and embraced life’s journey with positivity,(sic),” she wrote.

    She further spoke about UT 69, the film that traces Kundra’s time spent in Arthur Road Jail after his alleged involvement in a pornography scandal in 2021. “#UT69 celebrates the human spirit and shows how one can turn adversities into strength. You’re a living example of that. We all have our journeys - and you have endured yours with faith and patience. Last but not least, UT69 is entertaining despite dealing with a delicate subject and kudos to @shahnawazali1 for handling this incredible story with a cinematic lens that balances dark humour & gut-wrenching emotions. It’s not an easy task, but you pulled it off.”

    “Congratulations to the entire team (most are debutants. It’s a slice of your life, @onlyrajkundra, and you have put your life into it. Wishing you all only the very best. As an actor, you are a natural! Unbelievable, considering it’s your first film (I thought I was the only actor at home now I stand corrected) Please watch this beautiful film, out in the theatres today… it’s ALL HEART!,” she signed off. Directed by Shahnawaz Ali, UT 69 is a biopic on Raj Kundra's life in jail, with the story written by himself. The film was released in cinemas on November 3, 2023.

    Meanwhile, Shilpa was last seen in Sonal Joshi’s Sukhee co-starring Amit Sadh and Kusha Kapila. She will next be seen in Rohit Shetty’s Indian Police Force alongside Sidharth Malhotra and Vivek Oberoi.