Actor Anushka Sharma has slammed a section of media for reporting that her next venture Phillauri was produced by Indian cricket captain, Virat Kohli.
Taking to her social media pages, an angry actor wrote, “..Phillauri is produced by Fox STAR HINDI & CLEAN SLATE FILMS. So those TV channels/newspapers/websites claiming anything else, please check FACTS, practice responsible journalism & have shame.
“By making such bogus claims and validating this rubbish by your so called ‘source’, not only are you disrespecting me & the hard work I have put in over the years to be where I am but also all the people who have worked on this film. Freedom of press comes with accountability & your fake sources are never accounted for.”
She went on to add, “I’ve always led my career with dignity & often chose to maintain a dignified silence on many untruthful stories. That doesn’t mean you can take my silence as my weakness and say anything without checking with me or my team.”
Sharma’s outbursts came after a section of media reported that her next film was being financed by Kohli, who she has reportedly been in relationship with for quite some time now.
She added, “For someone who makes a living out of maligning people, it must definitely be hard to believe that a person can stand on their own feet and do something meaningful with their life. And next time these same people come wanting to talk about ‘women empowerment’ and ‘women in films today’ do remember this is what you do to ‘women in films’ who are trying to change the narrative & take charge of their own careers.
“This must be just another story for you, but it’s someone’s life you are toying with. I am more than capable of producing and and promoting my own films. Thank you.”
Phillauri is expected to hit cinemas on 24 March.
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