She was in the news for all the wrong reasons. Leena Maria Paul, who trained to be a dentist in Bengaluru, was later smitten by the TV and cinema bug. She took it up as a profession and acted in a couple of Tamil and Malayalam films. She was also keen to act in Bollywood, and starred in Madras Café with John Abraham. The actress was also seen in the Tamil film Biriyani and the Malayalam flick Aamir.
But controversy struck as Leena was put behind bars when her spouse Shekhar Chandrashekhar, a political strategist, cheated investors from across the country. The two had started an investment firm which promised a return on investment of up to 10 times the invested amount in a short period of time. The arrest was made in 2015 after several complaints were registered against the duo.
After being acquitted from all the cases against her, the young actress is now all set to release her autobiography, Love for a Man. “I have undergone lot of tension and worry during the CBI investigation. Everything was for the man I love. Though I was entangled in legal troubles, I decided to stick on with my husband through thick and thin. It is difficult for a girl to go through all this. Society started looking at me in a different way. There has been a great hue and cry about me in the media. But I had faith in the Indian judiciary and that’s why I was discharged from all the cases I was charged with,” she reveals.
The legal battle she had undergone inspired her to write the book that will be released in August. “The book will be highlighting the painful trial I had to face just for the man I love the most,” Leena adds.
The actress also revealed that she could be a part of the reality show, Bigg Boss. “Nothing has been finalised yet, but talks are on,” she adds.
Currently, Leena is part of a multilingual film project based on the Chola kingdom. “I play a princess in this untitled film. It’s a big banner film and the director will be from Bollywood,” she concludes....