Mumbai-based actor, dancer Krishan Pereira has been lodged in the Sharjah Central Jail in the United Arab Emirates. According to what we have gathered, Krishan was taken into custody by the airport officials after she was caught with the drugs.
Krishan’s family says that their daughter is the victim in this case. Krishan’s brother Kevin says, “We have gone through emotional torture in the last 2 weeks, my sister is innocent and has been implicated in a drug racket.” The family shares that since the time Krishan landed at the Sharjah airport, they have not been able to even speak to him. “The Indian Consulate informed us after 72 hours that he has been arrested and put in Sharjah Central Jail,” he adds.
According to the family, Krishan was scammed by a man who introduced himself as Ravi. The man first texted Krissan’s mother Premila Pereira to “introduce” his talent to her daughter [pool team and asked if Chrisann is available to meet at for an upcoming international web series.” After a series of meetings, an audition was locked for Chrisann in Dubai and the man took care of all the arrangements. Before Chrisann took her flight on April 1, she was called by the accused to meet at a coffee shop 10 minutes away from the Mumbai international airport. “He handed over a trophy to her, perhaps mentioning that the said trophy is part of the script for the audition and will be required for the audition. Accordingly, she carried the trophy with her,” says Premila. Upon reaching Sharjah airport, Chrisann smelled foul as she was unable to reach Ravi. “On April 10, we were informed by the Consulate that Chrisann has been charged with drugs found in the memento,” she adds.
Currently, the family is running from pillars to post to have a conversation with Chrisann and get her out. “We have already hired a local lawyer in Dubai which is going to cost us Rs13 lakh. We still don’t know the official charges and if there are any fines. My family is preparing to mortgage our house since we read the fines could be anywhere between Rs. 20-40 lakhs. It’s been more than 13 days and we haven’t been able to sleep, eat or rest worried sick about her while the fraudsters are roaming free,” Kevin rues.
The family tried taking help from the Mumbai Police, however, nothing to their aid. “The local police aren’t filing an FIR since the official charges haven’t come from Sharjah,” Kevin mentions.
Chrisann has movies like Batla House (2019), Sadak 2 (2020) and Thinkistan (2019) to her credit.