We get strange press releases from time to time, from wannabe stars and pen-pushers who try too hard. Most of them go into the trash can. But some, like this one sent by ex-Miss India Sayali Bhagat’s PR Agency, was too good to dismiss.
For your pleasure, I reproduce it verbatim, without a single change! It basically clarifies a rumour that actor Shiney Ahuja (he of the maid-rape case) pinched her butt on a film shoot.
Read on, at your own risk:
“I am in a state of absolute shock ever since a leading film magazine has carried a story suggesting that Shiney (Ahuja) pinched my butt on the sets of our upcoming film Ghost. I have never said that Shiney misbehaved with me or that he pinched my butt. In fact, I don’t know where these reports are coming from. Shiney’s wife (Anupam) sent me an SMS saying, ‘I can’t believe you said that. I obviously denied it. Outrageous allegations as these are extremely damaging, and present all of us in poor light. Shiney has already been through enough. Acting is his bread and butter. Why take it away from him? I feel both Shiney and I are being victimized by our detractors. In so many years that I have been a part of this industry, I have never been the ones to do things for cheap publicity, so I am extremely upset at being accused or targeted for something I haven’t said or done. I am no star girlfriend or star daughter. I cannot talk about my relationship or my star family. So I am an easy target.” – Sayali Bhagat.